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¶ Short of the Day #102: Etat d'Alerte Sa Mère

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¶ Short of the Day #102: Etat d'Alerte Sa Mère


Post by Perception de Ambiguity » May 27th, 2017, 10:19 am

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Etat d'Alerte Sa Mère (Sébastien Petretti, 2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI4zFdKjZyo (turn on subtitles)
Length: 5 minutes 34 seconds

Suggested by: hurluberlu

[H]ere is a short comedy from Belgium on how the prolonged state of emergency and police controls in current terrorist context are getting ordinary in the life of people and especially those of North African ascent who are designated suspects. Nothing too deep but a slice of Belgium humor and their sense of derision.

"Etat d'Alerte Sa Mère" [means] something like "Fuck the Lockdown"

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Post by Carmel1379 » May 27th, 2017, 12:21 pm

Damn, now I want a Belgian "durum sauce samouraï salade tout", kebabs here in the UK are far far far worse.

Having lived in Brussels I can understand why someone would make a satire short film like this. The inspections are treated like an endless daily ("see you tomorrow") routine; ignoring the policemen and continuing ones conversations is an adaptation that reduces every stress, harm and feeling of a wasted time. But I have not "mdr", no.
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His uncouth way, or spread his aerie flight,
Upborn with indefatigable wings,
Over the vast abrupt, ere he arrive
The happy Ile?

Well here he is skidded out onto the Zone like a planchette on a Ouija board, and what shows up inside the empty circle in his brain might string together into a message, might not, he'll just have to see.

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Post by hurluberlu » May 27th, 2017, 7:51 pm

I saw this at Brussels Short Film Festival earlier this month, everybody was laughing hard. I guess comedy and kebab bringing people together is already something.

Would a similar short work in the US with African-American or would that be too sensitive ? Is Weinstein Company going to acquire remake rights ? Well...
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Post by onury » June 2nd, 2017, 5:23 pm

Thank you very much. Here is the ICM link (which I added): https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/sta ... herfucker/

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