GABIN, A YOUTH IN THE BACKLAND (WT) tells the story of a young boy growing up in a rural environment in Northern France. His life seems to be preordained. Like his brothers, Gabin is supposed to learn a meat-processing trade and then take over his father's butcher shop. But Gabin imagines his future differently.
GABIN is a family saga, a story of emancipation and at the same time a portrait of a disadvantaged region. The shooting of this feature documentary spans a decade.
AUTHOR, DIRECTOR Maxence Voiseux
PRODUCERS Elise Hug & Cécile Lestrade, Ulla Lehmann & Andrea Roggon
PRODUCTION Alter Ego Production (France), AMA FILM
FUNDING (DEVELOPMENT) French-German Mini-Traité FFA/CNC, CNC, Ciclic-Région Centre, Pictanovo-Région Hauts de France, Procirep-Angoa
DISTRIBUTOR FRANCE Arizona Distribution
WORLD SALES Reservoir Docs
LANGUAGE French with English/German subtitles