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Because he wants to keep a promise made to his friend, the physician Antoine Barasse, murdered in Port Djema, former territory of the French Empire in East Africa, Pierre Feldman, surgeon, shares in the footsteps of the disappeared. Antoine had chosen the camp of rebellion, supporting Assad nomads fighting against the power in place. Despite the warnings, Peter goes to Antoine's dispensary. He discovers a bruised and violent Africa and especially the reverse of a humanitarian commitment.Written by
Shades of Claire Denis' beautiful Beau Travail resonate here, with a similar mesmerising quality of sparseness. The characters appear without introduction, and are as dry and resigned as the landscape. Just as you wonder when the narrative will begin unfold, it already has and you're hooked.
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