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Film Info
Vol spécial

Film Information

Exhibition Title Vol spécial
Original Title Vol spécial
English Title Special Flight
Director Fernand Melgar
Year 2011
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 100'
  • Dirección / Director: Fernand Melgar
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Fernand Melgar
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Denis Jutzeler
  • Edición / Editing: Karine Sudan
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Climage
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Awaiting definite deportment from the Swiss territory, rejected asylum seekers and illegal migrants are jailed at the administrative detention center in Frambois, Geneva. Behind the closed prison doors, tension builds up day by day. On one side there are wardens full of humanist values, on the other there are men defeated by fear and stress. They form relations of friendship and hate, respect and revolt, until an announcement informs of the deportment, which is experienced like a stab. Those who refuse to leave are handcuffed, tied up, and forced into a plane. In this extreme situation, despair has a name: special flight. In his last film, Melgar addresses once again the subject of immigration in Switzerland, staying true to his objective yet compromised point of view, which is capable of detecting society’s contradictions and cracks without ever falling into demagoguery or easy documentary-like solutions.


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