1991-2000DramaFranceRobert Guédiguian

Robert Guédiguian – À la place du coeur AKA Where the Heart Is (1998)

Based on James Baldwin’s novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” (1974), the action is transferred from Harlem to present day working class districts around Marseilles harbour. The movie chronicles the inter-racial love story between white Clem and black Bebe, who was adopted by a white family, along with his sister. They plan to marry but Bebe is in prison accused of raping a Bosnian refugee who, manipulated by a racist white policeman, has disappeared after denouncing him.

“From the director of Marius et Jeannette, this story of two working-class families is a fable with an optimist streak. A young black man, Francois, is wrongly accused of rape by a racist policeman. The story is told in voiceover by his childhood friend, neighbor, and the mother of his future child, Clementine, who is white. The city is Marseilles as in the previous film, symbolic with its churches, prisons and ruins. Except in this film, director Robert Guediguian also ventures outside, taking the story to Sarajevo; two different cities, one devastated by war, the other by a bad economy and unemployment. A la Place du coeur won a Special Jury Prize at the 1998 San Sebastian Film Festival and was also shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and the 1998 Montreal Film Festival.”

Where the Heart Is [A La Place Du Coeur] (Robert Guediguian 1998).mkv

Container:  	Matroska
Runtime: 	1h 47mn
Size: 	1.52 GiB
Codec: 	x264
Resolution: 	660x576 ~> 937x576
Aspect ratio:  	1.628
Frame rate: 	25.000 fps
Bit rate: 	1 829 Kbps
BPP: 	0.192
#1:  	French 2.0ch AC-3 @ 192 Kbps (Stereo)



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