The French Democracy
 
 
Studio: koulamata
 
Review Count: 582
Average Rating: 4.31 stars
Genre: Action
Length: 13 minutes 9 seconds
 
Posted on: November 22, 2005
 
 
Film Description
This is a movie about the recent French riots in suburb. It is fully subtitled in english(sorry for my english, i had some training to do). I hope you will enjoy this movies and have a better understand of what is happening in my country! You can also check this link which show what's happened at ten min walking from my own house:

http://www.freehope.ihost[...]france2_10112005.rm

Il s'agit d'un film sur les récents évènements de nos banlieues. N'hésitez pas à laisser vos réflexions et sourtout vos votes afin qu'un maximum de personnes ds le monde puissent savoir ce qui se passe réellement dans nos cités!
(Pour tout ceux qui vont dire que je n'ai pas pensé aux malheureuses victimes regardez bien à la fin le ministre qui fait allusion au bus avec un handicapé dedans et les habitants qui manifestent ds la rue pour le retour au calme exprimant ainsi leur désarroi...)
 
Featured Reviews
- freezama

Great movie, which tells the really truth:
if you don't believe me, look for your self here

http://www.freehope.ihost4free.com/bavure_france2_10112005.rm

Posted on December 14, 2005
- dropedro

J'ai déjà donné mon avis sur un autre Forum, je répète simplement:

Félicitation Koulamata, je trouve que ton film illustre particulièrement bien la plupart des causes qui sont à l´origine des émeutes.
C´est bien une accumulation de petites injustices et de comportements racistes au quotidien qui ont provoquées cette explosion de colère. Tu as réussi a regrouper l´essentiel de ces situations: discrimination à l´embauche, difficulté de logement, généralisation du délit de sale gueule... Dans un film de 13 min. Chapeau bas!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- alexleserveur

Je ne suis pas d'accord avec ceux qui disent que ce film simplifie les événements. Ils sont décrits tels qu'ils se sont passés. Cela peut paraître surprenant pour certaines personnes, mais c'est bien la mort de deux jeunes et des propos malheureux de N. Sarkozy qui ont causés les émeutes. Les grands mouvements de foule ont toujours été conduits par des événements "mineurs" : la Révolution Française a eu lieu parce qu'on manquait de pain à Paris ! C'est un film très intelligent, bien réalisé et très critique. Les deux seuls pe[shhhh!] points noirs : l'absence de doublage et la rapidité des sous-titres. En tout cas, un très grand bravo à toi.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- Quinling

I will ignore the specifics of the politics here and instead applaud koulamata's success in portraying one person's impression of the events and feelings leading up to the recent riots. This sharing of personal perspective and emotion is, in my opinion, one of the most important functions of true art. That koulamata has achieved this within the limitations of the software has impressed me greatly. Aside from being emotionally moved, I was left with both the sense that I now understood some of the reasons for these events (even if only those of a minority of those involved) and a desire to discover more about what happened from other perspectives (including those of people who criticise this film for 'bias' or 'inaccuracy').
If one thing is clear from this film it is that koulamata is passionate about its subject matter and wants to use this medium to emotionally inform people about events from his own point of view. That s/he has made this so clear within this 13 minutes while making the story involving, easy to follow and, for some of us, even tear-jerking, leads me to consider koulamata as the Oliver Stone of the TM world.
I can find no major flaws in this film which are not shared by nearly all other TM films, while koulamata has demonstrably expanded the scope of what people might expect of this medium. I therefore feel little choice in awarding this film a full five stars.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- splintercell41

wow i'm very impressed by this movie. not only is it well made but it also sends a very important political message. i really admire "koulamata" (the guy who made this short movie) for taking the time and actally thinking about what's going on in this world and sharing his thoughts with us. i can't agree with you more. there is a lot of racism and discrimination in this world especially towards muslims and colored people. i agree with hhh who says that "mindless burning and killing is not the awnser" but a serious action needs to be taken. unfortunately, bush seems to think that violence and mindless killing is going to solve everything and thousands of innocent muslims in iraq and elsewhere are dying because of that. anyhow, good job "koulamata". i hope these problems are resolved soon. thank you for this very smart movie.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Augie64

This was truely magnificent. Passion shown as only the French can. I am truely sad, that the French must go through what they are going through. America has seen the same, It is not a pleasant time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- chickenwrangler

Sad. Very powerful, especially since you did not try to represent the struggle as just perfectly good people against perfectly evil people. Thank you for making this film.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- antoinetardif

Ouais fortiche. Dur dur comme sujet. Mais c'est très bien réalisé sans prendre trop parti non plus c'est ce qu'il fallait. C'est amusant de voir tout ça dans des décors américains en plus, la comparaison entre les deux pays est si facile...Bon allez, jte rajoute une étoile car t'es quand même au dessus du lot!

Posted on November 22, 2005
 
Reviews
- jazzx

So, some teenagers were "chased" by the police into a power station and died.

Their motive for hiding was to avoid a police identity check (which we see one teenager having to endure for no good reason later in the film).

This, apparently, was the catalyst for a series of riots which practically had martial law instated in some urban areas of France for weeks.

A heartfelt film which approaches the subject of racism in France (and there's no doubt it exists) in somewhat simplistic terms, but through the eyes of black people from various different backgrounds.

I say simplistic, because I simply don't believe that two or three pissed off people, on the spur of the moment, decided to start a revolution on the internet. You can try it now! Go on YouTube and call for all black French people to go on a rampage. You won't get more than a handful of people showing up.

No, there was some serious orchestration behind the riots - I didn't get a sense of that from this film. I don't think it was solely a meme that spread like wildfire in a short period of time, even though that appeared to be the case.

What the film does get right is that racism is a serious problem in France - a country which regularly votes 20% for, effectively, the Nazi candidate in elections. Don't forget that in one recent presidential election (2002) - the run-off was between Le Pen (Nazi) and the slightly more liberal Conservative candidate Jacques Chirac. That means the Nazi came second! It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler coming second in the USA despite more moderate Democrat and Republican candidates being on the ballot. That shows the scale of France's race problem. Le Pen did come 4th in 2007 though (maybe this film had an effect!)

Mamadou's story is the most interesting (not least because one study submitted identical resumes to French companies and found that those with "Mamadou" as the name often didn't get an interview). Unable to get the job he deserves and even the flat he wants to rent as soon as he mentions his name, this is the most powerful of the three stories as he is clearly not a member of the underclass. But, as with all racism, he becomes disaffected.

My conscience is clear anyway. I have been in the position of choosing housemates for a number of years. Some of my decisions worked well, others didn't. But those I chose to live with me included people from India, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France (lol), Spain and Israel. All it took was a warm smile on first meeting and a good level of english speaking. (plus I deliberately left the house a bit messy to weed out the fusspots!) Most of the time, I got it right. A smile is the same in any country.

I think multiculturalism can work - as long as all sides leave their race baggage at the door. And I certainly have absolutely no time for those who are given shelter in my country and start making demands for things like Sharia Law. If you want that nightmare then go back to the Middle East. That may seem a strong, even racist, statement to make - and in France, which has a lot of French-speaking muslims from its former African colonies, this kind of problem is much more pronounced. But for me, you either agree to live by the law of your chosen country or go elsewhere...

... but that law has to be fair. Cops asking for ID from black people almost exclusively is not fair in any way. This is a road the UK will soon be going down - will it result in some teenagers bolting for the nearest substation and getting themselves electrocuted?

One thing's for sure, I will NEVER get an ID card. I was born in Glasgow, there's a certificate to prove it. I was born free from oppression, and that's how I'll stay until the grave. I'm caucasian, but I see even being made to carry an ID card as an infringement of my human rights.

Technically, the film wasn't perfect. It had many instances of subtitles moving far too fast, but I got the gist of what was being said.

I liked the last few lines relating to Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, none of which exist in modern France according to this film.

Posted on November 21, 2008
- djsvenzo

wow very impressive

Posted on March 27, 2008
- sickjoke

I may of mocked this movie in the past, but i actually had time to watch all of it! and i really enjoyed it, it agree partly with the public about the movies hype, but if this movie had no hype or great reviews, it wouldnt get all the critics taking the mick...but i did like this film, im not familier with the riots in France, but im sure it was bad...well done :)
Sickjoke

Posted on February 16, 2008
- stryperfreak

This is an awesome movie. I actually enjoyed the subtitles, instead of listening to some talk. Great movie, awesome message.

Posted on January 22, 2008
- Victaa

I don't see how violence would solve what is happening there, but only make it worse. But it is good too see a point of view on the subject.

Posted on January 21, 2008
- Detroit2004

Great movie, I like how it brings to light social situations in France. Everything about it is good, except that the subtitles movie too fast.

Posted on December 9, 2007
- tuaregeswede

Oversimplifies the real racial tensions of France, ignores the role of muslin fundamentalists and reduces everything to a question of big bad white French who mistreat the magrebinians (my grandfather was imigrated in France in the sixties and he meet algerians and other ex-French colonies people and he said it was a exagerated but still a bit acurate portrait, and he himself was a bit mistreated as white but foreign portuguese), and you ignore that much of this comes from the problem of a certain underground cult of "gangstas" (so this "niggas" may do this without the need to be directly mistreated). Technicly it was well filmed, keept my interest and the violence of the uprisings was well choreografed.

Use my criticism to turn this into a more perfect, entertaining and less maniqueistic motion picture.

Posted on December 6, 2007
- Kowaru

This movie is crap, and I don't understand why there is a buzz around this!

Posted on November 27, 2007
- jjjm

brilliant i really loved it, a moving film.
some people don't appretiate that we are all equial.

Posted on November 21, 2007
- benit

Wow, its a real short film. I like. Youd dont have to worry much wih english, your pretty good. But the subs went to fast, i couldent read some of them. GReat movie.

Posted on September 15, 2007
- erb1996

i'm sorry, but i didn't get to finish it. i just didn't like it. but u put in good effort so i'll give you 3 stars.

Posted on September 9, 2007
- soransengai

awfull!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on September 6, 2007
- tnspieler

After all the drawn-out hype about this movie. I was deeply dissapointed upon actually seeing it. It was generally quite unprofessional. Poorly organized, camera work was blah, the subtitles were fast and chock full of typos. And most of all I dislike the political angle of it all.
Not only does it "forget" to mention the presence of radical ISLAMIC youth...but it also seems to take the side of the radical youth, somehow justifying their horrible actions. It's like sympathizing with the virginia-tech gunman. You make the immigrants out to be nothing but innocent victims. It's as if you're saying "Yes, so they burned a few hundred cars and injured or killed a few people, but it's not their fault! It's the government! In their position, who could blame them?"
Whether or not this is your actual stand-point. This blaming the government for their destruction is something I highly disagree with...
But...I don't let those political matters get ahead of me, I'll give it a generous four stars. But I expected a whole lot more all around.

Posted on September 5, 2007
- natidabest

This video was so moving and true it has completely changed the way i look at france

Posted on August 26, 2007
- Stunt_Double

It's easy to see why people rated this movie 1 star, however those people didn't take the time to really think about what this movie is about. I, for one, truly appreciate this kind of movie and I thank the creator for making it.

Posted on August 26, 2007
- Ducati

Gimme a break. This playing the 'Race Card' stuff has got to go. Take a long look at yourself if you cant get a job, you dont want one. All this 'Gangsta' stuff is hurting the very people who need the help most. It don't matter color of skin, if you want to play the "Gangsta" expect to be treated as such.
Brother.

I can only rate a 1 on this cause I'm not allowed to rate lower.

Posted on August 15, 2007
- steavehelmsfist

No comment

Posted on August 3, 2007
- mrskullstudio

it wasm't the milk i was hoppin for but it was a lil milky! like u know mily form the store =)i am milky caz i can make good fresh milk stories. by fresh milk i mean the old fashion way. (o)Y(o) IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!

Posted on August 2, 2007
- simpsdog

Interesting movie. This follows just one perspective but still interesting. Hard to read the subtitles at times as they went by too fast. Continued success.

Posted on July 31, 2007
- bgood4-me

i hope u know i am disgusted with this movie racism and all sorts i know its true but it makes me feel sick i know movies are wtahced on here but i think these types should be banned this was 1 horrible movie

Posted on July 30, 2007
- YummYumm

sorry didn't do it for me

Posted on July 23, 2007
- podmike

This movie is lame! Speaking as black man I am sick and tired of ignorant people trying to tell our side or explain our situation. First of all one of the main characters is a drug dealer and drug dealers are scum. They justify themselves by saying the man keeps them down but they are only killing their own communities and help to oppress their own people. Oh and splintercell41 "colored people" is no longer an acceptable term. Second of all the dialog was lame as well, people who say they couldn't keep up with it are the lucky ones, maybe it made the movie better. Also I like to point out this movie takes place in france
(so Bush has nothing to do with it splintercell41), one of the most liberal places on the earth, which happens to prove something I have noticed recently and why I am angered by this movie and some of the responses. Usually the most liberal places are the most racist and close minded!

Posted on July 18, 2007
- STDman

Excellent action/drama. Great flow of events and rioting. However, the dialogue was a bit too fast for me to read. I could understand the plot, but i just really could understand what anybody was really saying. Koulamata, you made the characters in this movie seem as though they hav life and you do know what is happening in the real world. So keep doin what yur doin.

Posted on May 23, 2007
- Samisawesome

Probably one of the most controversial short movies. Ever. I enjoyed it. Of course, this movie showed much bias, but for some people, it is time to see the other side. Open your mind, people! Great movie, definately deserves the Hot Pick!

Samisawesome

Posted on May 19, 2007
- Eagle_93

Excellent!

Posted on May 11, 2007
- ponypower

No comment

Posted on April 30, 2007
- M00ruhn

Ce film est totalement nul et sais-tu pourquoi? Tu défends l'indéfendable là! Ces pe[be polite!] merdeux sont morts car ils l'ont sûrement cherché et ton racisme anti-blanc est d'un primaire! Un scénario totalement honteux, il faut arrêter de les défendre, à cause d'eux des gens ont perdu beaucoup...

Posted on April 15, 2007
- BuckFush

Wow, that was really good! An incredible truth comes to life in this movie. Good job!

Wow, se film était incroiyable! Sa a montré un réalité souvant caché par des polititican et d'autre race. Je te félicite!

Posted on April 8, 2007
- hairmon2007

Incredible! Like nothing Ive ever seen before

Posted on March 31, 2007
- enigmagic

No comment

Posted on March 6, 2007
- Fantomoo

great

Posted on February 11, 2007
- zaaapmmme

The subtitles got away from me and I couldnt follow the story .
it was good 80%

Posted on January 21, 2007
- nz_fsx

très pensif!
Et il va juste prouver aux effets que les films peuvent avoir sur nous.

English: Very thoughtful! and it just goes to show the effects that movies can have on us.

Posted on January 5, 2007
- Caleb321

Good but bias

Posted on December 23, 2006
- strauss76

No action!

Posted on December 5, 2006
- DoomHammer2938

Great movie keep up the good work

Posted on December 2, 2006
- Eimhin2

Tu as Anglais tres bien.Merci.I hope you make another movie soon

Posted on November 28, 2006
- vampires_and_aids

this was an amazing movie and i would just like to say [shhhh!] those french [oh please!]s that only gave it one star

Posted on November 25, 2006
- Hylian_Mafia

This is a true TMO movie!

Great Story
Historial backround
Great use of scenes & SFX
If I understand the VOs...so I don't know how good it was but it sounded good!
The suprising thing is no S&E used.. Phenomenal work!
I might just show me World Studies teacher!

Posted on November 17, 2006
- David1969

Là, je ne comprends pas, franchement...
Je ne comprends vraiment pas ce qu'un film pareil peut avoir de si exceptionnel que pour figurer dans les hot-picks... C'est le seul film francophone qui mérite pareille place??? Franchement, je ne pense pas...! J'aurais préféré voir un film qui en vaille vraiment la peine...
D'accord, l'idée de départ pour ce film aurait pu être ambitieuse, ca, jusque là, je veux bien... Mais là, on ne parle plus de maladresse, là... on est carrément dans le bas fond...
La liberté d'expression est un droit, certes... encore faut-il avoir l'intelligence nécessaire pour en faire quelque chose de constructif... et là, je viens de perdre un bon quart d'heure...

Posted on November 12, 2006
- oletheking92

!!!!

Posted on November 9, 2006
- sp90

An entertaining show, but also the most racist movie I have ever seen on TMO.

The morale of this movie is that all the white people are bad, and all black people are just nice and just want respect. Although I don't live in France, I can tell you that this is not the truth. You leftist should really keep to the thing you can do, like making not-political movies... 5, for good music and directing, 1 for making a really stupid "anti-racist" movie...

Posted on November 8, 2006
- eNsue

No comment

Posted on November 8, 2006
- st2

No comment

Posted on November 7, 2006
- gilga

oups jamais noté celui là...euh..bon, déjà le couloir sf pour la centrale électrique..effet très réussi..me suis arrêté à la phrase "we are different, we are coloured..." haute littérature qui résume bien toutes les souffrances subies par les minorités dans l'histoire : bon principale qualité du film quand même : qu'un tel manque de talent artistique génère autant de critique sociologique ou littéraire..t'as été projeté à pompidou avec ça?! alors là je dis chapeau:!

Posted on November 7, 2006
- popo1010

great movie. If you like this, you should look at some of this other guy named bobo55. he has some great movies

please check out "commander poop and the chicken"

Posted on November 5, 2006
- antiKaira

une ridicule simplification et surtout le seul point de vue celui des émeutiers , la cause des emeutes demeure un défaut majeur d'intégration ds la société française, par ghettoïsation des cités HLM surpeuplées et communautarisée volontairement: leur comportement haineux envers les français depuis 25 ans les ont expulser de ces quartiers, ils sont désormais peuplés d'immigrés en trop grande quantité

film imbécile et réducteur faisant passer des voyous pour des anges

Posted on October 21, 2006
- krossover-prod

Bravo koulamata ton film est très réussi, je ne pourrais pas faire mieux
Alors la non pas du tout mieux...

Posted on October 18, 2006
- Phoibos

Black = Good
White = Bad

That´s the capitalist taste, fight each other, don´t fight us. I had to show my passport on many occasions for havin long hair when I was young. A drug dealer gets beaten up by the police ... so what.... somebody selling drugs is breaking the law (and you use the same cliches you want to fight if you show a black drug dealer)... if you take up the sword, you´ll die by it .... I really don´t know, why this moralistic black and white view on society got so much applause.

On the other hand, the movie is very well made, providing us with very good "photography" and a very good overall flow of the story !!!

Posted on October 10, 2006
- AtomicRobot

I've been resisting watching this movie for a long time, because I figured it was overhyped, and would probably be some boring and preachy thing. But you know what, now that I've watched it, I've got to admit, it's actually pretty good, and is deserving of all the attention it has gotten.

Posted on October 1, 2006
- Amaralvip

GOOD MOVIE!

I´m sorry giving you 4 stars. It´s because of 3 things: I don´t tolerate swear words (as I noticed, in your movies there are 2: one yhat you didn´t put "*", and the other that you did), there is no voice (you could add some VO to your work. It would be much better) and very quick subtitles. There are no capital letters too.
To tell you the truth, I was going to give you 3 stars (if not 2), but the stroy was just too good and it should had taken a lot of time to do it that I culdn´t put 2 or 3 stars.

Please review and vote for my movie(s): Stop Them!, Battelfield and The Briefcase.
I apriciate your attention.


P.S.:If you don't know what's VO, it's Voice Work.

Posted on September 30, 2006
- rjb2112

How film making has changed since this movie was made.

An interesting insight to racial tension in France.

Posted on September 30, 2006
- HUEfilms

i liked it because I (being american) do not appreciate the french (no offense against you) but i just dont like the government.Nice movie.

Please rate and watch my movies

Posted on September 29, 2006
- thithili

sans commentaire

Posted on September 23, 2006
- reanor

nothing very exciting but I still rated it 4 because director was able to represent the real atmosphere of the situation.

Posted on September 8, 2006
- di0g0

Altought there are some subtitle issues, i enjoyed very much the movie.
Good work!

Posted on September 7, 2006
- dhanbhandari59

A very well made movie koulamata. The message of the film got to me and touched me immensely. However your choice in music in this film was not picked very well. Why did you put comedy music for the beginning when you can already tell that the structure of the story was not humourous.

Posted on August 30, 2006
- Zombie-X

Great movie should been hard work making that

Posted on August 25, 2006
- Rockmar

This movie is truly a work of art, the story, the politics, the relevance to current affairs, it's truly a movie to be proud of. Also, if you ever want help with english subtitles, I would be more then happy to help as I speak both English and French, although my French is far from perfect heh

Posted on August 20, 2006
- killanator

that was really good keep on going plz rate my movie brotherhood of the battlefield

Posted on August 19, 2006
- dead_viper22

i likie french fries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on August 7, 2006
- Theducporduction

it's a good movie , but you cannot tell it is only the governement the responsable

Posted on August 5, 2006
- froci

tres bien fait!

Posted on August 5, 2006
- brighty7109

Great movie which has great meaning. It's hard to describe how good this movie really is so all I can say for those who havn't seen it watch it for yourself and you'll see what I mean.

Posted on August 3, 2006
- turneye

Its ok but there needs to be voices instead of subtitles.

Posted on August 2, 2006
- broadway_baby

Great Movie Thats all I can say Great Movie

Posted on July 31, 2006
- princeofpork

After a slow start, the film is quite good. The message definitely works, and the emotion is very tangible at the climax.

The filmmaking itself gets 3 stars, but the message and the way the end is pulled off give it an extra one. The first half especially was nothing special, but like I said the second half was good. The subtitles are esily forgiven, and you can understand them fine, even if the grammar suffers (but hey, it'd from a native French speaker, so the effort is very good).

Now, the first half. It is a very slow start, and nothing particularly notable. It does suffer from some editing woes, and the direction (even with the limitations of the fixed camera) is sub-par on many occasions. I was wondering how it got so reakognised, but then the second half answered all my questions and smoothed out all my qualms.

Good job overall!

Posted on July 30, 2006
- Julius5604

Oh My GOSH! That was the coolest/sadest/tightest movie of all time. You should make it into a real movie box office blockbuster. i bet u ppl would die to make a movie like that. 5 stars man 5 stars. Keep on makign tight movies liek that!

Posted on July 27, 2006
- moshpit2010

Touchy storyline. Not the greatist topic, IMO.
Some scene errors, some bad scenes, nice music, but a bit too much melodrama.
The subtitles were blazingly fast, too.

4/5 From me.
~Mosh

Posted on July 17, 2006
- Paco[shhhh!]hi

WOW WHAT A MOVIE...

Posted on July 9, 2006
- z44sms

Nicely created movie about French socialist at their best. I have a very hard time seeing violence and rioting a valid response to injustice like the movie depicts. It will only drive people to hate your entire religion and hide their feeling for generations until one day the masses counter with mobs of their own.

Posted on July 7, 2006
- Bouddhabuzz

Un film qui mérite de l'attention, mais qui n'est pas extraordinaire. Je ne suis pas Francais (nationalité), alors je ne sais pas si la violence et la discrimination est aussi intense, mais ce n'est pa impossible. Certains disent qu'ils est exagéré, je ne sais pa je ne vie pas la, mais je regarde les nouvelle alors j'ai une iddée à quoi sa peux ressembler. Je veux égalment te dire merci, je ne connaissai pas grand chose de ce qui c'était vraiment passer, j'en ai appris beaucoup. Point de vue technique, les sous titre passe beaucoup trop vite à certain moment et du doublage aurait été aprécier, mais le fait que tout est 100% The Movies fait qui est encore plus original. La fin avec un message beaucoup plus positif, de paix fait du bien et nous rassure sur ton opinion sur ta France. Bref, un bonne histoire, qui à mon avis n'est pas asser développer et qui aurait pu être plus intéressant. Néanmoin le point de vu politique est bien la. Pas le film de l'anné mais a voir.

Posted on July 4, 2006
- OlliEntertainment

Fantastic movie with excellent storyline..

Film on!!!

Posted on July 4, 2006
- Steele5

Well done a exellent movie. great storyline too... your subtitles are funny as we understand what they mean but you change the tense so its almost what you mean to say. It is sad that that is happening in your country as here in South Africa we had a extreme version of it many many years ago but well done. Your opinion is projected in the movie quite clearly and is well produced. you should have double checked your sub tiltes as some flash to fast before you can read them. but in any case well done.

Posted on July 4, 2006
- Pflinch

It´s a legend in TMO

Posted on June 28, 2006
- revolver84

Best film to do with the issues of our time i have seen. It is relevent and shows the problem very clearly. When we in britain heard about the violence we didnt have any idea what coursed it. Hard to beleive that a modern western democracy still has such problems as racism and attacking minority groups.
START THE HEALING FRANCE

Posted on June 25, 2006
- JosephKw

Informative, in more ways than one. I wonder why this film gained such international attention (I'm sure all other nations have their own skeletons). Would it have anything to do with the anti-Frenh sentiments of some countries? I am sure the filmmaker did not intend this movie to be exploited as political ammunition, but this is just what it may have become.

Posted on June 25, 2006
- Qurk

This is the epitome of political films on TMO, and it shows an emotional perspective with great skill and detail. Once again, proof that substance beats style.

Posted on June 24, 2006
- siclops

This movie is absolutly brillant!Every scene is perfectly done!Master Piece of film making

Posted on June 23, 2006
- callum960

is france that racist? still, it was a good movie, with an aweseome ending.

Posted on June 23, 2006
- frenchy45

great movie tres bien fait

Posted on June 22, 2006
- Tal0n

Great

Impressive

Shocking

Posted on June 21, 2006
- EXIT-WOUNDS

i couldnt take my eyes of the screen.very compelling.well edited

Posted on June 21, 2006
- samyhouse

Alors la!!! ton film est un exemple type de racisme!!! OUI le racisme marche dans les deux sens, les personnes de couleur n'aime pas les blanc non plus je te signale. Bizar que tu fasse passer tout ces gens pour des gentil et les blanc pour des mechants. Et cette discrimination que tu fais paraitre dans ton film, mais j'hallucine!! Chacun a les memes chances pour réussir dans ce pays, mais tout le monde ne sait pas les saisir (j'ai grandi en banlieu, je sais de quoi je parle). J'ai des amis de couleur qui ont très bien réussi aussi. Bref, je ne donnerais pas plus de commentaire la dessus. Le coté technique quand a lui semble maitrisé. Les sous titres sont trop rapide parfois. voila, 2 étoile a cause d'un scénar anti blanc anti france, qui m'as plus choqué qu'autre choses!

Posted on June 15, 2006
- Ole22

This movie is so good, it's gonna make an appearance in the expansion pack.

Posted on May 28, 2006
- Blizzard_2

The best political movie on TMO! In the south there is a lot of racism like that.

Posted on May 4, 2006
- EDproject

1 étoile pour avoir utilisé le jeu !!! Le reste se passe de commentaires !!!

Posted on May 2, 2006
- ninejah

superbe realisation

Posted on April 30, 2006
- Finndlin

How could you accumulate so many lies and clichés?
First of all the minister Sarkozy never used the words "clean with a karcher" for this events.
Then I think there are no problems for colored people who tries to integrate themselves to find job, I have some black friends who never suffers discrimination.
And you show the policemen as bad violent guys, what nonsense! Tell me who are those who set up ambush? Certainly not the police...There are no excuses to find to those people, they only need a pretext to destroy and fight, and this accident (it was really an accident) was the occasion.
And now, everybody feel sorry for this violent delinquents, but who remember that those "nice"(you like to show them as nice people isn't it?) people kill an innocent old man? I have a thought for him.
(Sorry for my pathetic English...)

Posted on April 28, 2006
- wazmaster5794

yes, in a way it can be offensive. I don't know much about the riots in france, but i'm also here to rate the MOVIE. not the details in it but the structure plot etc... personally, i think this is an interesting message although i have know in depth knowledge of the situation. The MOVIE part of this movie...hm...it was nice, very nice. The grammar in this movie was extremely atrocious, but funny in a way. the way the grammar and language was butchered. it is able to be understood easily, but its just something that you might cringe at every once in a while. Subtitles blew by like a class 5 tornado, had to rewind constantly to read what it said. The political background must be exremely immense, wow. a movie such as this would have been amazing with dialogue/voiceovers. imagine that...but i thought you had a good concept and i enjoy that. good overall, room to work.

Posted on April 16, 2006
- sylanderstudios06

this movie will never die

Posted on April 13, 2006
- TheHeadCutter

Super film qui entre très bien dans l'actualité...Félicitation à toi,Koulamata:je n'ai presque rien à dire à part une chose:Les voix françaises sont absentes...Mais c'est sans importance.

Posted on April 12, 2006
- SpideysWebProd

Bravo pour ce film explicatif sur les émeutes qui ont eu lieu récemment, je suis assez jeune alors pour moi ça n'avait pas vraiment de sens, tout ça, je me demandais pourquoi ils commettaient des horreurs pareilles. Mais le discours de M. Sarkozy par contre m'avait choquée. Peut-être que ce ne sont pas toutes les raisons de ces manifestations de violence, mais ça en fait partie ! Juste un peu dommage : les sous-titres passent un peu trop vite.

Posted on April 8, 2006
- Mrevilboy

I'm not that good at french... but I can say Le Magnifique! hehe Great movie

Posted on April 5, 2006
- dodo77

bip bip! ouaiiii

Posted on March 28, 2006
- elisiju

Parfait d'un point de vue technique mais un peu manichéen...

Posted on March 10, 2006
- general8

bonne réalisation, il en ont parlé sur game one donc je me suis dit qu'il fallait que j'aille le voir

Posted on March 2, 2006
- shane9

You know, France isn't that bad as it's portrayed in the movie. I've been to Paris for a week (February 5 to 12, 2006). There's a lot of Black people there, as well as Indians, Arabs, Asians, Jewish, Gallic ;) French people, immigrants and tourists from around the world (many Americans and Germans). That kind of resemblance to New York or Babylon came in as a surprise for me. They all seemed to be contented enough (rather than contending :) and get along well with each other. On the other hand, I'm not an insider and you can't know everything about a society with a single superficial look. Granted, in the movie talk was mostly about the suburban area's riots. Maybe, in the suburbs the things are worse, I haven't observed that closely. P.S. It's especially funny to look at U.S. flags, broad streets and skyscrapers in some of the landscapes (you're not going to encounter those often in Paris).

Posted on March 1, 2006
- Fir141

alors un mec va te chourer ton portable et se barrer en courant,juste a coté dun flic,et le flic va te dire "ha non j'lui cours pas après,si il se blesse en essayant de m'echapper ça va etre un crime",n'importe quoi.

et pour sarko,il a employé le terme karcher LORSQU'UN GAMIN DE 9 ANS S'EST FAIT BUTER D'UNE BALLE PERDUE LORS DE BASTON ENTRE BANDES RIVALES,faut pas tout mélanger.

les "racailles" des cités,sont des pe[be polite!] fachos qui veulent faire la loi dans les cités,y faire leur deal et imposer la charia.Tu les montres pas,dans ton film,les nazillons qui crient allah akhbar sarko sale juif !!!

et pout le problème de l'integration,c'est bizarre,tous mes potes blacks et rebeux qui sont intégrés,qui parlent correctement français,pas "wech",et qui s'habillent autrement qu'avec des survet lacoste,ben ils ont tous du boulot,et pas de prob pour en trouver !!!!

les gentils jeunes arabes contre les méchants flics blancs,ce vieux cliché,mais pourquoi tu le montres pas,dans ton film,ce que les wech des cités font aux filles qui veulent pas se voiler,ou aux mecs qui veulent pas se communautariser,et mépriser les "sales kouffars faces de craie",ou bien ce qu'ils font aux homos,ou aux juifs,bref a tout ceux que hitler mettait dans des wagons????

Posted on March 1, 2006
- kederiku

Bonne realisation pas mal :p

Je trouve que ces émeutes étais exagèré quand meme, sa a servi d'excuse tt sa.
J'ai rien contre ces gens la; mais c'est a cause de ceux qui font des conneries et des mauvais coup que les bon payent et c malheureux. En tt cas le mot "racaille" n'est pas exageré pour ceux qui crame les bagnoles et tt le reste qui est mal.
Je sais que tu es à la Courneuve (Seine Saint Denis), la bas aussi y a eut problème je pense et bon y a pas que des mauvaise personnes dans ces quartier comme le disent certain.
Bien voila Alex je t'ai donner mon avis sur ces évenement.
Au fais je t'ai vu sur canal dans "le grand journal".

Cédric.N (de Belgique)

Posted on February 23, 2006
- Trius

Non non et non. Bon je n'ai rien contre la réalisation qui est très très très bine faites mais les idées qui apssent à travers ce film me dégoutent. La France et son gouvernement ont toujorus mis en avant l'égalité. Le gouvernement à toujours pensé en tout premier au minorité et vous pouvez sortir tout les exemple que vous voulez et vous ne pourrez prouver le contraire. Par exemple les banlieues ... Maintenant tout le monde dit que ce n'est rien que de grands immeubles très moches où on case tout les étrangers ... mais de quel droit dire ça ? Tout ces immeubles ont été construit dnas un but social et bien que le confort ne soit aps au top c'est toujours mieux que la rue ! Beaucoup préférerait habiter dans n'importe lequel de ces appartement plutôt que dans la rue. De plus la tendance paranoïaque de montrer des policers passant leurs nerfs sur des personnes de couleurs est diffamatoire ... ce film devrait être censuré pour diffamation. La France est un pays où les droits de chacun sont respéctés. Après pour les entreprises, là est bien un problème où l'Etat ne peux quasiment rien, l'Etat ne peux obliger une entreprise à engager telle ou telle personne ... d'où l'idée du CV anonyme... En plus de celà, bien que je ne suis pas prosarkozyste, les phrases qu'il a prononcé sont sans doute choquante mais elles ont été manipulées, toutes ces phrases ont été sortie de leur contexte ce qui à amplifiée leur provocation. Par exemple : "On va vous débarasser de cette racaille". Il s'agissait d'un apssage en soirée dans une citée où une dame lui a demandé si il allait la debarasser de toute cette "racaille" du coup Sarkozy à réemployer le mot. M'enfin finalement donnons une mauvaise image de la France dnas le monde, sous-titrés en anglais en plus ... La connerie est apparemment une tradition française aussi ...

Posted on February 22, 2006
- Babar23

J'ai adoré ton film, un peu simpliste certes, mais venant d'un film avec the movies c'est déjà énorme^^

Posted on February 22, 2006
- baldu69

Ce film est tout simplement grandiose

Posted on February 21, 2006
- Sylvio84

Marclm fait justement partis de ces nouveaux nazis de France

Ce film est dans le vrai même si il montre les flics de leurs cotés le plus sombre, il montre bien pourquoi nous avons eu ces émeutes et les vrais causes sont bel et bien celles-ci.

Trop de français comme marclm considèrent tous les français d'origines maghrebines comme de la merde. Alors quand les plus remontés, ceux qui subissent tout le temps ces discriminations et cette humiliation de la part d'homme qui les réprésentent (politiquemement) font une "mini" révolution (car aujourd'hui tout est déjà oublié), ils se font une fois de plus craché dessus !

La France a fait beaucoup de chose pour ce qu'on appelle l'intégration des populations d'origines étrangères, pas assez pour certains, trop pour d'autres. Le problème n'est pas là, elle est dans la tête des gens et non dans les moyens que l'on prend pour réduire les inégalités.

Et quand des politiques comme Sarko atisent le feu en utilisant des mots comme netoyer au Karsher ou Racaille, des termes qui ne sont pas dignent d'un vrai homme politique qui être calme et serain. Mais M. Sarkozy est notre nouveau Bush, ils divisent les français pour mieux règner et se posent comme un grand chef, désignant l'ennemi pour mieux asseoir son autorité. Ces "fauteurs de trouble" sont français, né en France, ils ne peuvent donc être exilé et doivent être écouté si on ne veut pas que ça ne se reproduise.

Cette France que j'aime me dégoute. Les français on les aiment tous ou on les quittent moi je dirai ! Si tu n'aimes pas tes compatriotes quittent les !

Voici les vrais causes profondes de ces émeutes, j'ai aussi essayé de les résumés juste après ces émeutes :
http://www.zore.org/wordpress/2005/11/11/les-causes-profondes-des-emeutes-dans-les-cites/

Je vous donne rendez-vous en mai 2007 pour les nouvelles méga-émeutes qui suivront l'élection de Sarkozy ! Car il est en grande parti responsable de ces émeutes.

Posted on February 20, 2006
- Marclm

Ce film est un peu du même style de ce que les nazis faisaient pour expliquer leurs crimes contre l'humanité.

Si les deux jeunes qui se sont réfugiés dans une centrale ont fui la police, c'est qu'ils avaient quelque chose de grave à se reprocher. S'ils sont morts, dommage pour eux, tant mieux pour la société, ca nettoie.

Les mecs qui trouvent que la police en font de trop peuvent toujours aller voir ailleurs ce qu'il se passe.

Il faut absolument stopper l'immigration. Faire croire à des gens qu'en venant en France, ils trouveront un toit, de la nourriture et un travail, c'est une attitude criminelle.

Révoltes urbaines, violence urbaine, nouveaux mots, nouvelles expressions à la mode. Pourquoi ne pas appeler un chat un chat ? Il s'agit de voyous, racailles, délinquants qui s'en sont pris à Mr Mme tout le monde en leur brulant leur voiture, les attaquant, et même les tuant pour certains. Violence urbaine ? Non, je dirais limite presque guerre civile.

Les policiers se faisaient tirer dessus, les pompiers se faisaient attaquer. Quand il s'agit d'une telle violence, n'aurait il pas fallu faire intervenir les militaires ? Qu'ils ripostent à balles réelles, pas grave, ca aurait fait du ménage... On ne riposte pas à la matraque, quelqu'un qui nous tire dessus avec des balles, c'est de la folie, c'est envoyer la police au bucher ! Il faut remarquer également la grande maitrise des policiers qui sont restés très calmes, malgrés qu'on leur tirait dessus ! L'emploi des militaires aurait également permis de fouiller les caves à la recherche de cachettes d'armes, de drogues et autres... Les immams intégristes préparent la guerre, il faut réagir avant qu'il ne soit trop tard !

Les pauvres jeunes, comme dit la gauche... les pauvres victimes, c'est normal qu'ils soient en colère.. ! Et puis quoi encore !!! La responsabilité est avant tout individuelle ! Si t'aimes pas la France, quittes là ! On te retient pas !

Sarko disait renvoyer les fauteurs de trouble hors de notre pays... Tu parles... Que du marketing télévisuel... Encore un qui ne fera rien !

Il est temps d'arriver à l'immigration zéro avant que notre pays n'existe plus... A force de vouloir intégrer des millions d'étrangers par conséquent déracinés à des français à qui on ne fait plus aimer la France... il ne peut en résulter que ce qui est arrivé !

Posted on February 20, 2006
- Cyberpoulpe

Très bien fait mais pas vraiment objectif. Les policiers et l'état ont encore le mauvais rôle. Comme d'habitude en fait, c'est une tradition en France...

Posted on February 19, 2006
- alfric

great storytelling.bravo

Posted on February 15, 2006
- BurgaFlippinMan

You have made an excellent movie. Easily the best piece of machinima yet. Of course, some techinalities can be improved. I'll forgive your english for one. As for the ending, I don't know what you had in mind, but I think a better phrase should have been used instead of 'To all the colored people in the world'. Maybe you can try 'To all the oppressed citizens of the world'?

Now on to the editing. For most part its good, like the riots. The 'preaching' montage at the end is fabulous. However I find you used the 'focus on eyes' shots a lot. I think it would be good if u cut down the length of those scenes, especially the ones at the beginning of the riot. Cut them down to split second shots to the beat of the music. Anyway, 5/5! Congratulations!

Posted on February 8, 2006
- LGRemio

No comment

Posted on February 8, 2006
- JJPATEL

This is brillant film-making. Perhaps people do see this as biased or inaccurate infomation which lead to the riots late last year but yet I was compelled with the character's motive and the whole movie sucked me into your perspective and views of what you thought about it through the use of The Movies and managed to create a movie which has been talked about around the world. Its a shame for me to check it out so late as it is but I enjoyed it and bravo on the fame!

Posted on February 7, 2006
- ZeBlackRider

Bravo.
Par contre certains sous-titres passent trop vite.

Posted on February 5, 2006
- robyjordan

Semplicemente un capolavoro!
Mi ha colpito!

Posted on February 1, 2006
- Jorgeher

Great movie! terrorific truth!

Posted on January 29, 2006
- JoshWalker

Astounding

Posted on January 29, 2006
- Doms

Tres bon film,cependant, j'aurais mis une musique plus actuel...

Posted on January 28, 2006
- dansehbaricl

No comment

Posted on January 26, 2006
- fb26

Euh en français en français en français
Ceci raconte cela ou explique

Posted on January 24, 2006
- Protonix

No comment

Posted on January 24, 2006
- Pettre-Studios

This is the best movie i'd ever seen! You're absoluty right! I want to to throught Mr Sarcozy away with a"Kärcher" !!! And excuse my bad english. I'm from grmany. Ou allemand. ;)

Posted on January 23, 2006
- KopKenador

Bravo, Koulamata !
Avant toute chose, je tiens à te souhaiter plein de grandes choses pour le festival du Puy-De-Dôme !!! Bonne chance !

Je crois qu'un MERCI s'impose : enfin quelqu'un qui a les litchis de publier "via ce site" des choses vraies sur DE VILLIERS ET SARKOZY. Chaque foyer français a reçu une plaquette de SARKO, qui parlait des banlieues... Dire que le soi-disant Futur Président est censé combattre le FN !...

Ca fait peur

Merci et Bravo
KopKenador

Posted on January 23, 2006
- adamulos

No comment

Posted on January 22, 2006
- IniX

The French democracy must pay!
This is all real, even tho I don't live in France (and that I ain't black) , I know its real.
Very good movie!

Posted on January 21, 2006
- digits911

ayyo, i hear you brotha its like that all over the world some worse than others but its the truth great movie and job well done alot of work paid off check out my movies "Fatal thief 1,2"

Posted on January 20, 2006
- Karni14

Me ha parecido un corto muy logrado, sobretodo a nivel de guión. Los personajes estan bien escogidos, y las causas de la revuelta están bien ejemplificadas. El final está muy logrado y es un tanto emotivo. Como aspectos negativos tan sólo destacar algunos detalles a pulir. Como ciertos efectos o planos que se podían haber limado más. Pero ante todo está muy bien desarollado a nivel de realización , teniendo en cuenta las limitaciones que plantea el propio juego.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- Speilburger

OK film. Nice idea to post your political view on the Parisian riots but this film didn't do it for me. Just seemed tacky. Nice try anyway.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- nintendolex

Dieser Film ist unglaublich gut gemacht.Manchmal sind die Untertitel nur zu schnell doch diese Wahre Geschicht mit The Movies umsetzen ist ein Meisterwerk.Natürlich gibt es dafür von mir 5 Sterne.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- mattyboy11

Just 2 words.

#1 Wow

#2 Real


Sometimes these things in real life get out of hand, we can't control them. But this movie shows why we shouldn't be doing these things. It's destructive, it's... just bad. This movie can be a life changing movie. It was a bit long a 13 minutes, but anyone who takes the time to watch it, can, and will be changed.

Posted on January 19, 2006
- HitmanGames

Oh God! Very very very exciting and excellent movie!
Good Job!

Posted on January 19, 2006
- Bridoo

No comment

Posted on January 18, 2006
- CaptainSpum

Great movie plz check out my movie Legend of dusty gulch its my first and would like some help on makeing better movies

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Torodeboro

A very good movie. with a good and true story!

Posted on January 18, 2006
- Mogwa

koulamata, I sincerely hope you do not misinterpret my negative review of your film as a personal attack. I am simply expressing an opinion regarding the artistic presentation of a syntesis of commentary, and nothing more.
To state my evaluation concisely, I found the piece to be an unfair political diatribe suffused by obviously partisan oversimplification of a tragically complex set of circumsatnces. Evey white European is depicted as a callous, violent, ignorant racist who devotes their live to the persecution of ethnic minorities, while immigrants are invariably painted as noble victims. My friend, racism is a vile practice, no matter whom it is directed against.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- curly--wurly

Started a little boring, but after the first couple of minutes I really got into it. A really powerful movie incredibly well written and overall great!

Posted on January 18, 2006
- JohanSturk

A good story makes a good movie...but the text went a little fast don't you think? But its still worth 5 stars.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- deimos06

A powerful and well-told story with good editing.

Posted on January 18, 2006
- super_pingouin

No comment

Posted on January 17, 2006
- xn2311

No comment

Posted on January 17, 2006
- Bridei

A great film with a great message. Congratulations!

Posted on January 17, 2006
- LordAstaroth

I couldnt read most of the sub titles which i found anyoying but the message it does carry is very good.

Posted on January 17, 2006
- ntay

No comment

Posted on January 17, 2006
- babeck

I like the political message. The subtitels were weigh to fast!!!!

Posted on January 16, 2006
- gpeddino

A beautiful and moving film. I like the political message, yet the ending could have been more "open". Technically speaking, the subtitles were way too fast at parts, but as a whole the movie is great. Congrats.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- Oh_Come_On

An awesome movie that hooked me from start to finish. Fabulous!!!!!!!

Posted on January 15, 2006
- MovieMoghul

Great! Wonderful. Very deep and filled with emotion and passion. An ace movie!! The subtitles were a bit fast though.

Posted on January 15, 2006
- piptapol

I am white but i agree the french [not-so-nice-word!]s need to do something about this [bad-word!]ing mess!!! cos they only trust their own kind!!!!!

Posted on January 14, 2006
- SuperKawaii

It was shoot well but. I found the ending was a bit racist. To all the colored people of the world. What about me? I maybe white but im no biggot. SO why must I be put under the same blocked name as them. The Jewish people were against passion of the Christ becuase it made them look bad. I liked the movie but it made me hate my self if you know what I mean. You Still Get Your 5 though.

Oh and around my neighborhood there were simmilar Riots. *in new jersey...* in the 80s. For a long time things were messed up. They still are...

Posted on January 14, 2006
- Toewiggler

No comment

Posted on January 14, 2006
- weckman

No comment

Posted on January 13, 2006
- Bohkah

No comment

Posted on January 12, 2006
- mooviies

Très bon film!

Posted on January 12, 2006
- JillJones

Bravo, koulamata! Merci pour avoir partagé ton perspective avec nous qui voyons les evenements de loin.

Posted on January 11, 2006
- JPme

thanks for making this movie - it's really fascinating and is the first thing I've seen on here that actually made me think about the "real world".

JP

Posted on January 11, 2006
- xk_liber

Bravo !
Vraiment très bien réalisé et bien explicatif pour ceux (français ou étrangers) qui n'auraient pas bien compris la crise et son origine (même si succinctement expliquées).
Dommage cependant que les sous-titres soient si nombreux et si rapidement affichés (on n'a pas toujours le temps de les lire en entier, à moins de revenir en arrière et/ou de mettre en pause).

A part ça rien à redire.
Du bon boulot !
Encore bravo !
Bonne continuation pour tes prochains filmes si tu en fais d'autres :)
@+
xk_liber

Posted on January 11, 2006
- gaulev

Wow! Incredible movie made with this game that actually carries a message! I think those events can be linked to our own here in Quebec in 1970 when our own country called the army on us. Good job, keep aware of the society around you and make sure to always tell the thruth no matterhow ugly it might look!

Posted on January 10, 2006
- fredroy

I think many people in the United States view Europeans as being more tolerant than us. This movie shows that racism is not just for Americans. Sadly people have to die before this problem is recognized. It reminds me of the U.S. in the sixties. My only complaint about the movie is some of the subtitles didn't stay on long enough to read, or am I a slow reader?

Posted on January 10, 2006
- ColdFear

No comment

Posted on January 10, 2006
- catart

i thought it was an awesome movie about how things are goin over there with the government and i really liked the end where it said that it used to be a great place to live....and those dumass cops...ick...but see like you did great puttin white people and black people talking and shaking hands but whats up with the"to all COLORED people" dude you just had white people and black people shakin hands...besides there arre a [oh please!]load of white rebellions out there. well talking about whats going on in our world..i made a cool war flick about what happens when you get into war....alot of death...but i accidentally [play nice now!]ed it up and now theres no sound..ok well it was pretty cool.see ya

Posted on January 10, 2006
- TomAlbert

I cannot in good conscience give this film a full 5* rating because there are a few things that I disagree with in the film which causes me to give it a 4* rating.
The good: Excellent in getting across his point of racial discrimination in the world today! Excellent in showing what can, and unfortunately did, occur in France! Well thought out style in filming and editing process with the TM media!
The bias that I have: Criminals running from the police, no matter what age/gender/race, deserve what they get! In today's world you must carry identification at all times and if you don't then you are subject to whatever penalty is placed upon you! A drug dealer is the most heinous criminal next to child molesters/rapist/killers...it is just to bad the cops didn't execute that piece of trash--I'd have been inclined to give this movie a 5* rating.

I know this will probably make me look insensative to the plight of those involved in any of these activities but I could really care less. Life is too short to bother with what others think of me anyway!

Great film...you really should watch it!

Posted on January 10, 2006
- funnyman

good movie well thought out well done

Posted on January 10, 2006
- Lorelei_Gilmore

A really great movie!!!

Posted on January 10, 2006
- ElStupido

Great movie!!! If you can, can you check out my movies.

Posted on January 10, 2006
- tilcir

Nicely done. Really nice

Posted on January 10, 2006
- Cr1TiC

Booooooo!!!!!

Posted on January 9, 2006
- Masterofall

Good movie!

sincerly, Masterofall
P.S. when you get a chance check out my movies!

Posted on January 9, 2006
- Dlime16

No comment

Posted on January 9, 2006
- Fragadas

No comment

Posted on January 9, 2006
- Alexei18

Subtitles moved WAY too quickly but in the end it's still a great movie. Good luck in your future movie making. :)

Posted on January 8, 2006
- Bryy_Miller

A bit too much bias with putting racist words in people's mouths.

Otherwise, an interesting dramatization of a real life event.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- knightstudios

it's a really good movie and i really enjoyed myself. Keep up the good work and i am looking forward to your next movie.

check out my new movie story from a rooftop

Posted on January 8, 2006
- frostyelf

Good movie. Well edited.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- bibersplacht

Unfortunatley movie reviews are all too often clouded by amazing technical accomplishments. This is a prime example of a film, however packed to the rafters with glitz & glam, ultimatley fails to deliver satisfiable content. What's more, when the entertainmet mertis are overlook, it present a simplistic, and nauseatingly dogmatic view that would not be thought of as insightful is a room full of circus monkeys.
The storyline ought to be thought of as offensive to anyone who places any importance on objective, wholistic reasoning.
Adieu.

Posted on January 8, 2006
- monorica

what a shame there is no voice recorded. it tells the true story about the riot in France and its really great!

Posted on January 8, 2006
- Obrigado

That film, it touched me. It describes how discrimination must stop and that teh government should do something about it.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- harri2000

The Truth is out there...

Posted on January 7, 2006
- Sci_Tripod

Apart from the subtitles ;), yourr movie show many things that people cant see in this affair, whatch out about the subtitles(too fast) and try to give voice and ur movie would be the best. Good Luck on the rest!

Posted on January 7, 2006
- katko

If you are at all interested in what "The Movies" can be capable of, this is a must see.

Posted on January 7, 2006
- Simfilms

No comment

Posted on January 7, 2006
- jeffree76

No comment

Posted on January 6, 2006
- LocoSyndicate

Brilliant! Descriptive and, well, enjoyable.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- elChupao

No comment

Posted on January 6, 2006
- IslandPalace

In spite of the scenes that simply spoke (because I am not understand the english very good, and also the subtitles run very rapid), althought don´t need much compression because it´s the present time(also I´am Spanish...). This Film is very Interesting and very good editing.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- FHDGould

Techniquement, c'est incroyable ce que tu as reussi a faire avec des moyens qu'on pourrait croire limite. Pour ca, bravo. Mais en faisant un film politique, il faut commenter sur la politique. C'est bizarre, tu ne fais que dire ce que dans l'ensemble, je pense, et pourtant de le voir comme ca, ca me gene. Oui, c'est vrai que c'est un peu simpliste par moment (l'organisation de l'emeute par exemple). Mais la sequence de Mamadou est absolument excellente et 'spot on', comme on dirait ici en Angleterre. Bref, c'est un effort fantastique avec des choses interressantes a dire.

Posted on January 6, 2006
- 00pivo

No comment

Posted on January 6, 2006
- agarrett

Well done, even if I disagree with the politics

Posted on January 5, 2006
- EdWoud

Moi le gars qui m a brulé ma voiture je le deteste toujours meme apres avoir vu ton film mdr. Pas tout les flics sont blonds aux yeux bleus (on a l impression que la France est le 3 em Reich dans ton film lol)

Posted on January 5, 2006
- ProuteMan

Vraiment : exellent film ! très bien réalisé ... j'ai bocoup aimé le Sarkozy :-) ...
Mais certains soustitres sont trop rapides, on n'a pas le temps de les lires ... Je met 5 étoiles !

Posted on January 5, 2006
- f-p-p-m

A very good Movie, and I think it describes the Situation well.

Posted on January 5, 2006
- m_chiesi

Excellent movie but i didn't like the fact that only the white people are the bad guys

Posted on January 4, 2006
- ChargerIIC

I have'nt seen many professional short movies that potrayed emotion this well. It really reflects the ugly natures of societies..that sooner or later all things unjust cannot be borne for long.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- jdevil05

Wow it really shows why they rioted there for so long.

Posted on January 4, 2006
- larsboy

Cool movie, now I understand whats happening in this world,, well job

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Jackoyoff

Ton film est très bien fait techniquement. Par contre le message est un peu simpliste. Tu ne montre qu'un côté des choses. Je sais que ça ne se dit pas: mais franchement ces émeute c'est de la violence gratuite qui n'ont servi à rien à part stigmatiser une partie de la population. C'est vrai qu'il y a un problème de racisme en France. Comme tu le montre les français de parents maghrébins ont plus de mal pour trouver appartement ou travail. Mais par ces émeutes ils en trouveront encore moins, ce n'était vraiment une bonne solution. Enfin bref, dire les gentil pauvre et les méchant flic est beaucoup trop simpliste. Enfin je suis content qu'un jeu comme celui là aborde ces thèmes.
PS: n'allez pas voir mon film vous me prendrez pour un raciste...je l'ai fait plus pour un pote qui partage mon humour. Yo Jay

Posted on January 4, 2006
- Psychokatalog

Your movie was in our TV(Switzerland)
really great

Posted on January 3, 2006
- Jeffhar

I can't express how happy I am to see a socially relevant movie made with this software. Change only happens when voices are heard.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- pjone88

Racism, prejudice whatever you want to call it is still running strong all over the world. Like the riots in France shows when people fear change and things they cannot understand they resort to violence. The villians in this movie feared foriegner's, while the rioters feared oppresion they had to deal with. Lets stop being scared, we are all people lets learn to understand each other, maybe then we will have a better world.

Posted on January 3, 2006
- StoneDanzigger

No comment

Posted on January 2, 2006
- TheScarface

I think niedorf is right. Why are only the white peole the bad guys? Aren't the black also a bit guilty? But its a good movie... (would be interesting to know wich coulor you are...^^)

Posted on January 2, 2006
- OMGWTFBBQ123

I don't care what everybody else says, It is NOT too simple and it IS often the the white guys. I apllaud you, Alex. People always think everything HAS to be complex. Often the real Answer is so simple, they just Deny it. But you know that and made this amazing movie about how simple it can be. People are Rasist. Black guy get mad. They start to burn stuff. Simple as that.

Posted on January 2, 2006
- Narez

Excellent movie, inspirated by the reality but NOT a reality. Some errors in the subtitles but it stills very easy to understand

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Pulp_Maiden

Spelling errors aside, I thought that your film was interesting and well made. The only problem that I had with it is that sometimes the subtitles weren't on the screen long enough and that forced me to watch some scenes several times so that I could read everything.

Posted on January 1, 2006
- Niedorf

Good filming, stupid plot. It's ALWAYS the white guys! lol Get over it

Posted on December 31, 2005
- charrr

just unbelieveable this was based on a true story

Posted on December 31, 2005
- EllenKotzin

BRAVO! Edited well, with wonderful music and human emotion. It is important we focus on real issues such as these, I feel it was justly made.
C'est vraiment incroyable.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- WritersBloc

Wonderfully crafted tale with a clear message.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- NebMesch

No comment

Posted on December 31, 2005
- danedwardsuk

A truly excellent movie.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- JustinAS00001

I herd alot about this so I had to check it out. This is a powerful work that shows the depths this movie making game can be brought. You were able to overcome to restricting limitations of the game and create a coherient movie. There was never a point were the scenes didn't flow smoothly. The message was well thought out and developed. The music accentuated the feel of the movie in key areas. This is a first rate movie worthy of all the praise it has received. America is not the only country in trouble.

Posted on December 31, 2005
- tigereyes

wow...

Posted on December 31, 2005
- dude0008

Will you marry me?

Posted on December 30, 2005
- samx

it was brill

Posted on December 30, 2005
- ragarock

Great movie!I really like your theme, which is very important. This movie shows that even in the year of 2005 peoples treat other poeples because of their skin color. The world shuold have learnd after the WW2, but have not, which you clearly show in this great movie of yours.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Ps2pimp7

WOW, alex chan, ive heard about this movie in TIME magazine, that is what inspired me to get this game, i first saw this movie on Machinima.com but this is great. not only is it entertaining but it is a great poltical statement, i also think that racism lead to the paris riots. we were taking abou this in my social studies class, and i told my teacher about this movie the whole class watched, it and within the next week half the class got this game and started making their own films, but this is the original. i love how you didnt make the movie just for fun , but you used the movies game to make a statement that is very very important. this is my favorite short film. also the movie making is great, the sub-titles are great and the sound is of good choice, i like how you used examples of racism in your movies. please comment some of my movies. racial discretion is not the answer, though violence is also very wrong, i think that when some poeple get so angry they lead to violence. i am also very touchy about racial factors. i also get angry when someone makes fun of my race or my true being from the inside. GREAT WONDERFUL MOVIE!

Posted on December 29, 2005
- Martinmas

After reading some of the reviews and seeing how much exposure this was getting even from non-game related publications I was expecting something close to the invention of sliced bread. It really did not move me in the way it did others. I guess you can only really rate a movie that is made to inspire emotions on how well it does inspire emotions within you when you watch it.

Posted on December 29, 2005
- poss74

A powerful movie

Posted on December 28, 2005
- glucero0

Very long winded and hard to follow (the sub-titles move especially fast), but it does tell a story worth hearing. I think it is sometimes heavy handed, and the story it tells has been told many, many times (the Spike Lee movie 'Do The Right Thing' comes to mind), but regardless of the number of tellings, the events that bring about the story unfortunately keep repeating themselves.

GLucero0 - http://movies.lionhead.com/studio/glucero0

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Pupurun

the whole subject of the film and the way you passed it through TMO is remarkable!! As a cinematic film it was just good. You could have used original music edited at certain points to add emotion

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Le_Six

Very good movie and opinionated. Don't worry about your French. I have been living in Paris for six months now, and I don't experience the same kind of France as you do. But I can imagine how it must be for youngsters living in the Banlieue. Some remarks though: you seem to defend the violent actions that they undertake, while I think there is no excuse for setting fire on cars and schools of innocent people. And second, two of your main characters seem to be awfully wealthy (they have nice appartments and laptops and internet), and you yourself are able to produce a movie with a game that costs about 60 euros and for which you need an expensive console or computer and an internet connection. Maybe France is not that bad after all?

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Le_Six

Very good movie and opinionated. Don't worry about your French. I have been living in Paris for six months now, and I don't experience the same kind of France as you do. But I can imagine how it must be for youngsters living in the Banlieue. Some remarks though: you seem to defend the violent actions that they undertake, while I think there is no excuse for setting fire on cars and schools of innocent people. And second, two of your main characters seem to be awfully wealthy (they have nice appartments and laptops and internet), and you yourself are able to produce a movie with a game that costs about 60 euros and for which you need an expensive console or computer and an internet connection. Maybe France is not that bad after all?

Posted on December 28, 2005
- Le_Six

Very good movie and opinionated. Don't worry about your French. I have been living in Paris for six months now, and I don't experience the same kind of France as you do. But I can imagine how it must be for youngsters living in the Banlieue. Some remarks though: you seem to defend the violent actions that they undertake, while I think there is no excuse for setting fire on cars and schools of innocent people. And second, two of your main characters seem to be awfully wealthy (they have nice appartments and laptops and internet), and you yourself are able to produce a movie with a game that costs about 60 euros and for which you need an expensive console or computer and an internet connection. Maybe France is not that bad after all?

Posted on December 28, 2005
- zackmoo

i thought thatthe movie was alright but kind of odd

Posted on December 28, 2005
- ironyaya

moi je n'aime ni les dealers,ni les flics,ni sarkozi,ni cette histoire relou mais 2 etoiles : pour le solo guitare vers la moitié de l'histoire et parceque ce jeu y déchire

Posted on December 27, 2005
- melmarty

Good use of the tools in the game. It's not easy to make a movie with the limited sets, etc. However, you conveyed your message and made it emotional in many parts. Many people have commented here about the message of your movie. Most movies are one-sided so that doesn't bother me so much. I take your message as one more thing to think about with the rioting in Paris. I don't think in a 13 min. movie you can truly show both sides of the issue though I hope that as a rational person you truly don't think all businessmen and police are corrupt and/or brutal. At the same time, I'm not going to believe this wholeheartedly as the reasons for everything going on over there. The issues are much more complicated than what is shown here.

Would I have paid money to see this movie? Probably not. But did I find value in it? Yes. Thank you for your efforts.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- Onke-Schnitzel

Good job! I think your movie is the world's best known THE MOVIES movie. Maybe it could have been a little shorter. But your work shows that THE MOVIES is a great game and that not all gamers are stupid and aggressive.

Posted on December 27, 2005
- babin01

bon film mais comme le dit Ough c'est trop exagéré, les américains vont pensé que l'on est en guerre

Posted on December 27, 2005
- Ough

Très bon film, mais beaucoup trop exagéré. Je pense aux vilains policiers, aux insultes(singes)...
Et puis pense à te renseigner un minimum : les garcons au début n'étaient pas poursuivis et Sarko ne parlait pas des banlieusards mais des tags a nettoyer au karcher ;)
Tu as aussi oublié des passage très importants mais je psne que c'est parce que ils accusaient trop les émeutiers...

Posted on December 27, 2005
- greven23

great film

let me just say something about the subject of this film.
racism is not reason to do such things, there were lots of people who were caught in the middle who had nothing to do with it and were injured or had their belongs destroyed.
I´m not suportant of racism wich i think is one of the major problems in our world(but please remenber that this is not exclusive of white people), but at the point that someone preform such actions against innocent people those guys(black or white or whatever) should be punished.
sorry if anything isnt well written but english isnt my foreign language

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Jfarver

No comment

Posted on December 26, 2005
- arnaud1025

Vraiment un super film qui relate bien les évenements bien qu'il soit fait avec un jeu video ! Bravo !

Posted on December 26, 2005
- goaould

Une étoile et c'est simplement pour le temps qui a été passé à faire le film.

En fait, je ne vois pas comment un film de 15 mn peut arriver à résumer les derniers évenements passés en France.
C'est vrai qu'il y a un problème de discrémination lors de l'embauche dans certaines entreprises. Mais quand l'on entend certains jeunes qui ne savent que s'exprimer en utilisant des insultes tout les 3 mots; c'est normal que lorsque ces personnes se présentent pour un boulot, qu'elles soient mises de côté.
L'autre chose que je trouve honteuse, c'est la manière dont tu fais paraître les policiers dans ton film, des personnes malsaines qui ne pensent qu'à persécuter les personnes de couleurs. Ce sont quand même ces mêmes policiers qui se font tirer dessus quand ils effectuent de simples rondes dans les cités.
Je ne te parle même pas du passage à mourrir de rire, où tu arrives à dépeindre la police comme des monstres parce qu'elle s'en prend à un dealer de drogue. J'espère simplement que si tu as des enfants, qu'ils feront attention à la sortie de l'école où sévit ce genre de personne.
Ah oui, au fait, tu as aussi oublié de préciser que dans les cités, les jeunes s'amusaient à caillasser les véhicules des Sapeurs Pompiers et des Urgentistes, à jeter les lacrymogènes des policiers dans leur propre mosquée pour foutre encore plus le bordel, preuve qu'il faut quand même être vraiement très c** pour en arriver là.

Posted on December 26, 2005
- dragonbane

No wonder it got first place!

Posted on December 26, 2005
- Jenniza

This tells one of the most powerful stories I've ever seen, even comparing it to some professional filmmakers who produce fluff in some markets of the last several decades. What you've accomplished with a mere game has at some levels shocked the world into an awakening of social and political awareness. The other aspects of the filmmaking were all in keeping with near perfection that seem only limited by the extent of the $50 piece of software. I'm sure we all expect great things from you; please don't let the oppression over there stiffle your obvious gift. I hope things eventually resolve themselves over there in a manner that is fair and humane to people of all types. There are also other injustices of other types on people of various faiths, beliefs and other personal ways of life too in the world. Maybe one day, you'll have the strength to be able to tackle those too in film online. Good luck.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- MrPickles

Really puts the events of paris into perspective. Please review back

Posted on December 25, 2005
- EduardoX

Impressive use of the game to convey a simplified but more in depth version of the events than the US media showed. Thanks!

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Omniscient_wonder

Certainly a timely and topical film. The subtitles work great as a poor voice over might have ruined the effect of the film. It is great to see someone with a voice express it nonviolently. :)

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Socalmic47

This film could have easily been about the L.A. riots. It's amazing how similar France and the U.S. really are in cetain social challenges. Well done. You should be proud of your work.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- chton

Impressive, the subtitles are a little quick. Nice to see some insight from the French themselves.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- DmenX3

Wow...Simply amazing...it deserves the full 5 stars and I must say...You made me understand...Thank you so much for this insight...But wow besides the fantastic realizm I would also like to note the quality of the movie. The music: flawless...The script: perfect...The storyline: amazing...The truth that gave this movie feeling: simply brilliant.....I am amazed by your work and this could be quite interesting...An inside Fench Newsreporter, but with beauty of music and movie...Thanks so much for this, it really show the problem with the French government acting upon blacks as awfully as we did in the 19th century of the American country of the United States of America. Thank you again for giving such a responsive movie.

Posted on December 25, 2005
- Rabbinadaniel

I do not agree completely with the message of your movie ,because I as a
pupil of the Lycee Francais de Vienne am interested in this subject since the very first moment. But you are fully in quite to accuse and criticize such politicians as M.Sarcosi who with their statements bring the fire of violence to blaze.I know that live as " marginal " is very difficult but I do not agree the way the juvenile express their grind.It may sound childish but I think that the juvenil and the politicians should sit together and fully discuss the problems.
But now to your movie:
Very well done , the scenes were well cut together but there are some spelling mistakes as "passport" ( not passeport )But as I allready sad I also speak french and when I am in school and have to write an esay about a subject in english I also mix the languages .
If you want do discuss about the this or other political subjects ( I am very interessted ) you are welcome .Here is my mail : Laimergolf_ag@hotmail.com

Posted on December 25, 2005
- DarkDaniel

No comment

Posted on December 25, 2005
- woolfie

Very good and true portrail of the recent French riots. Keep up the great work!

Posted on December 24, 2005
- FliperSClub

Great Movie. the theme is original and i put 5 stars for it. it's awesome how you changed my mind. now i know exactly whats happening in France, but you know. the police thinks they're the best and they can do anything they want... that's wrong.

oh, and about the subtitles, you should verify the spaces and it's 'right' not 'write'(ecrit)

Posted on December 23, 2005
- silow75

No comment

Posted on December 23, 2005
- prince-since

Bon travail, dommage que le soft n'est pas de voix ou que la musique soit aussi barbante à force. Mais ton travail, reflète bien une partie de l'histoire et notre quotidien.

Posted on December 22, 2005
- Odaadh

c'est pas trop le genre que j'aime, mais c'est indéniable que c'est bien fait. ;)

Posted on December 21, 2005
- pvtjoker

Good call man. The message is one that needs to be out there. I have to say that personally, over the last few years I've begun to wonder about us human beings. Are we really capable of learning lessons and remembering the past? I hope so. I'm English by the way and I have to say that attitudes here of late have hardly been liberal and I've noticed an increase in nationalistic attitudes. Is history so irrelevent to these people? My heart goes to you mate and I hope your people can find some peace and fairness after all this. I'd give you five stars for the message, but to be honest, I don't see much remarkable in the film, plot-wise, or artistic. Still a solid film, well worth three stars.
In case you think I havn't noticed the acclaim you've recieved, I'm sorry man, but I'm not a sycophant now and I never will be. I say what I think and I won't be dishonest about my oppinion. Without that rock to cling to I'd be nothing more than skin mate, nothing more than skin.

Posted on December 21, 2005
- mumotuma_man

gripping story-- hard to believe that kinda stuff still happens

Posted on December 20, 2005
- tdwilson1bowhunter

Good way to get a message across - simple, short TM film. However, if I had not heard about the French riots, my impression of the movie would have not been as great. I hope to see more movies like theses in the future. Example: If we had the props for a meat slaughter house, somebody could do a documentary about the cruelty of cattle and workers in such a place.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- silentwolf2003

sehr gut sehr gut alles war gut

Posted on December 20, 2005
- DogintheFog

Good, but still not "La Haine". It seemed like a good introduction if you had no idea of what was actually going on. The only things that are keeping me from giving 5 stars are the lack of voice-overs or own music, it just makes a piece much more original. But it had a very true and important message which kept me interested, the ending was especially good, the quote from the monk wasn't displayed long enough, i had to pasue it to read it!

Posted on December 20, 2005
- nuidia

Salut à tous,

Don75 tu es métis peut-être mais encore étudiant donc te t'avance pas trop. Je suis aussi étudiante mais mon point de vue n'est pas le même que le tiens. Nombreux sont ceux qui ont fait de hautes études et qui ne trouvent pas de travail car ils sont noirs, métis, arabes ... De plus je ne suis pas d'accord avec toi quand tu dis : "Si lors d'un entretien, tu t'amènes avec ton langage et atitude de la cité, tu n'as aucune chance, ton interlocuteur comprendra même pas la moitié de tes mots, il faut être profesionnel". Tout d'abord il y a 2 fautes d'orthographes dans cette seule phrase Don75 !!!
Excuse-moi, il est prouvé, et cela par de très nombreuses études qui ont été faites, que ce n'est pas le langage de la personne qui fait défaut mais la couleur de sa peau et son nom et ses origines même le quarier d'où elle est originaire. C'est pourquoi en France, beaucoup se sont mobilisés pour que soit instauré le CV anonyme comme aux Etats-Unis (qui ne précisent rien, ni âge, ni nom, ni célibataire ou marié, pas le nombre d'enfants ...)
Je suis étudiante à Paris dans une fac très connue et très colorée mais les discriminations existent bel et bien. J'ai été témoin à plusieurs reprises de personnes tenant des propos racistes, mon jeune frère qui travaille et est un garçon sérieux se fait contrôler non stop, ses amis aussi (je n'habites pourtant pas dans une cité!!!!!). Pour en revenir à Paris, très souvent je vois des policiers contrôler des jeunes gens tous de couleurs bien sûr, jamais de blancs !!! Et ton histoire de Marianne qui était blanche donc elle doit être blanche quelle blague de mauvais goût !!!!
Maintenant reprenons ta fameuse phrase : "Tu te balades sur Paris et on voit bien qu'il y a des vendeurs de couleur (noir, beur, asiatique, etc), j' ai aussi des profs de couleurs �?�" Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!!!! Je rêve il y a moins de 20% de profs de couleurs et dans ma fac ils se comptent sur les doigts des 2 mains. Concernant les vendeurs tu dois sûrement parler des vendeurs de cacahuètes ou de fruits et légumes.
Maintenant on reprend tes propos sans consistances : "Et la différence est là, sur Paris on voit beaucoup plus de gens de couleur qu'en campagne. A l'origine, les français sont blancs. La dernière blague que j'ai entendu c'est: "Pourquoi ne pas faire une Marianne noire cette année ?" N'importe quoi. Allez, on prend son bouquin d'Histoire, on regarde la création de Marianne, aux alentours de La Révolution 1789 ; je suis désolé mais on ne va pas changer l'Histoire, en 1789, les français sont blancs, Marianne est blanche." Quelle leçon d'histoire et d'ethno-géographie, je pensais vraiment que la France se trouvait en Afrique et que les gens étaient noirs, Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha! Et pourtant la France pensait être chez elle en Afrique (tu sais la colonisation) donc il est tout fait légitime que les jeunes de France demande les mêmes droits que les blancs. Et sache que dans tous pays, il y a plus de gens de couleurs en villes que les campagnes et c'est une caractéristique de tous pays européens. On se concentre là où il est censé avoir du travail mais merci pour l'info un peu bilbile !!!!
Et pour finir ta fameuse phrase : "comme sur mon campus il y a aussi des étudiants étrangers, de l'Europe de l'Est (Bulgarie,...), Afrique (Tunisie, Sénégal,...), Asie (Vietnam,...) et comment ils sont arrivés là ? Parce qu'ils bossent !" Comme toujours tous pour un et pour un tous, Ha!ha!ha!ha!ha!!!!!!

Et toi dans quel pays, penses-tu vivre ? Ma s�?ur cherche depuis 7 ans du travail et elle n'en a pas trouvé et ce n'est pas faute d'avoir chercher (elle a pourtant les compétences). Ce que tu dis ici : " Les allocations sont sensées être temporaires jusqu'à ce qu'on se remmette en selle. Il ya trop d'abus de la part des RMIstes, qui travaille juste ce qu'il faut pour toucher le jackpot pour ensuite se la couler douce." (Tu fais encore des fautes jeune homme !!!!) Ce que tu dis là, c'est de la m**de et c'est peut-être le plus grave dans ton discours car cela montre ton immaturité et ton manque de réflexion !! Tes propos sont graves, irresponsables et impardonnables !!!
Pour info voici comment est calculé le RMI et tu me diras ensuite si on peut se la couler douce avec le RMI.
"Le montant de l�??allocation :
Le RMI est une allocation différentielle. Autrement dit, cette allocation est égale à la différence entre le montant maximum du RMI et le montant total des ressources mensuelles prises en compte. L�??allocation, qui est réévaluée au 1er janvier de chaque année, varie aussi en fonction du nombre de personnes à charge.
Pour 2005, elle s�??élève à 425,40 �?� pour un personne seule, à 638,10 �?� pour un couple ou une personne seule avec un enfant, à 765,72 �?� pour un couple avec un enfant ou une personne seule avec deux enfants. Ce montant est majoré de 170,16 �?� par enfant supplémentaire." Mon Dieu, c'est le jackpot, après avoir payer son loyer, les charges (eau et électricité), la nourriture �?�. Ben!! Il reste pas grand chose !!!! Ironnvn est aussi un peu naïf notamment concernant la garde à vue (justice à 2 vitesses en France) et les motivations qui ont poussés ces jeune à l'émeute.

Koulamata your movie is really great I like it because it reflect really the reality, thanks a lot my friend. The discriminations in France are a real plague, which it is necessary to denounce. Magnificent and moving film, especially at the end. Good work, well done.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- tobeny

Pas mal

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Prather

A well done piece in the sense of art, but the idea that the main character has that because to him French society is not accepting of him, nor Muslims in general, rioting will 'fix' this.

The layout is done well, and the appeal to the viewer to be absorbed by the misfortune in the main's life is well established. Good work.

Now of course, why would the French trust them after these acts? Some people state both in the real world and in reviewing the film that 'something had to be done' as if that means 'anything had to be done' in the case of rioting. Would you now hire someone who has so little respect for the others who live in the nation that they're willing to destroy private and public property for night after night after night? Would you want them working in your establishment if you were an owner? Riots get the public's attention, but be careful as to what attention it gets.

Social message asside, the depiction of how certain elements of the population in France felt - and still feel - is an accurate commentary. Well done.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- Faddman

Pas mal, sauf que les deux jeunes n'étaient pas poursuivis par la police.

Posted on December 20, 2005
- lachlan

This isn't a movie. It is a statement, and a beautiful one at that.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Screensam

No comment

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Monty1984

Way to biased to be enjoyable. The inflated preechy opinions in the film ruin what is a quality idea, that has been made with great care and obvious dedication.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- FatherJames

No comment

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Manky

What can I say about this movie that hasn't already been said? After watching this I got a real understanding of the French riots. Good job.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- lostatcore

That was brilliant. You really got the truth across in that little amount of time! I can see why people are flocking in to watch this movie. Its so true to life! It was also fantastic from a movie-making point of view too!

Posted on December 19, 2005
- grimmbart

The greatest movie I've ever seen, made with TheMovies.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- SIRKLINE

Great Movie, Well done.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- ironvnv

Bien réalisé certes, et vouloir faire un film de 13 mins résumant ces évènements tabous n'est pas une chose facile, et attention à ne pas t'égarer. Or, tu t'es égaré selon moi.
Les défauts de ton film : En France on ne peut être gardé à vue que 4 heures maximum pour une non présentation de pièce d'identité et cela même si tu t'appelles Mamadou ou Robert (sauf évidemment si tu as été pris en plus en train de commettre un délit ou un crime; mais bon c'est un détail mais passer une nuit au poste pour ça me paraît improbable, voire impossible)
Tu as très bien fait ressentir le malaise national de certains sur leur couleur de peau ou leur origine et sur le sentiment d'injustice qui en découle ("délit de sale gueule" pour te résumer), mais c'est une poignée de connards qui a fait dégènérer les choses et je suis d'accord avec Don75. Dans des quartiers dits sensibles, la police n'a pas le même comportement que dans des quartiers "chics". Forcément à se faire insulter toute le journée, et à se prendre divers projectiles, comment veux-tu qu'à cause de certains excités, le dialogue entre policiers et habitants lambda ne soit pas rendu difficile. Les policiers ne sont pas forcément tous des pourris et des détonateurs urbains. C'est comme partout, à cause de certains policiers, les autres sont tous résumés et qualifiés de brutes racistes, ce qui est faux. C'est pareil pour les jeunes, à cause d'une poignée, ils passent tous pour des casseurs. Ce sont des stéréotypes, des clichés à bannir. Sois objectif dans ton film.
On parle d'inégalité des chances, je suis d'accord, c'est clair, mais certains jeunes (ou moins jeunes) ne font rien pour que "leurs images" changent. Ils ne savent pas parler sans gros mots, sans faute de syntaxe,et arrêtent leur études sans diplôme en poche; alors forcément en entretien ça fait désordre. Et surtout, beaucoup d'entre eux profites du système de la double nationalté pour amplifier leur malaise social en jouant sur une "pseudo injustice raciale et mesquine" pour tout casser et tout brûler. Mais c'est bizarre, car leur famille sont là pour la plupart depuis des générations, et pourquoi ça ne pète que maintenant alors ?! leurs aieux sont fiers d'être içi et français quels que soient leurs origines ou leur couleur de peau, certains mêmes ont plus d'amour pour la France, pour ses valeurs et le respect de ses lois que certains merdeux de pe[shhhh!] cons de "blancs" genre Charles Edouard, qui veulent jouer leurs rebelles car ça fait hype !
On peut comprendre néanmoins le malaise des banlieues, mais le malaise est national, à force de mauvais choix politiques, c'est tout un pays qui sombre depuis des années. 1100 milliards d'euros de déficits ??!! Le malaise est national !!!
Mais fort heureusement, la plupart des gens d'origine étrangère sont bien intégrés.
Trop chaud pour faire un film objectif sur ce sujet, il est bien réalisé néanmoins, mais provoque chez chacun un sentiment différent sur ces évènements tragiques et ses dérives inacceptables. On peut se plaindre du malaise des banlieues c'est clair, mais sans que les casseurs s'en mêle ... intér^rt de faire brûler des écoles, des entreprises, des voitures ... car cela pénalise tout le monde et malheureusement des gens comme vous et moi qui ne roulent pas sur l'or, et qui ont juste de quoi finir le mois sans en profiter pleinement.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Wehmer

That was absolutely sensational. After readin rave reviews, both on this website and on other websites i finally watched it and words really cannot describe how awe inspiring this movie was. Amazing. Still doesn't do it justice. I thought it would be a humerous look at the race riots, similar to the ones that we having in Cronulla at the moment, but this was amazingly tasteful. Kudos to you.

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Malak613

De la dobe

Posted on December 19, 2005
- Moonflyer

Well done

Posted on December 19, 2005
- King_Dumpalot

Very good. I learned more from it than I did from the news at the time. As for your English: there were less spelling mistakes than some of the films I've seen from British people!

Posted on December 18, 2005
- larsV

great movie

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Don75

That's not truth at all ! it doesn't sump up everything ! I'm not fluent enough, so for the following, sorry. Koulamata, tu as fait un film qui est pas mal, et qui montre quelques aspects, bravo. Mais le présenter comme une vérité, là je dis stop ! Je ne connais pas encore le monde du travail (donc je ne peux rien dire sur les entretiens), je suis étudiant sur Paris, mais jusqu'à présent au cours de ma scolarité, je n'ai rencontré aucun cas de discrimination ! Tu te balades sur Paris et on voit bien qu'il y a des vendeurs de couleur (noir, beur, asiatique, etc), j' ai aussi des profs de couleurs, ils sont de très bons profs, tout le monde les respecte, de plus, vrai fait, j'ai une amie musulmane pratiquante (ramadan etc) de couleur (son nom n'est pas français et commence en plus par "Ben") qui était la meilleure de sa classe au lycée, tous les profs n'arrêtaient pas de la citer en exemple pour son travail, elle a eu les félicitations etc, la parfaite élève, elle est maintenant en Prépa. Elle est où, là, ta discrimination ? Si on ne se donne pas les moyens de réussir dans la vie, et ben ça ne va pas te tomber dessus tout cuit. Si on compte sur les allocations pour vivre, c'est fini. Les allocations sont sensées être temporaires jusqu'à ce qu'on se remmette en selle. Il ya trop d'abus de la part des RMIstes, qui travaille juste ce qu'il faut pour toucher le jackpot pour ensuite se la couler douce. Les dérapages de la police sont impardonnables, Ok, ils sont punis, point, comme tout délit. Et je sais que le comportement des policiers ne sont pas les-mêmes dans une ville tranquille que dans les quartiers chauds ZEP, ils sont obligés de changer, je suis sûr que le policier pépére de la ville tranquille ne tiendrait pas un jour dans une ZEP. Et ne me sors pas "tout le monde est beau, il est gentil", les gangs ça existent mais pas dans le quartier tranquille. Sarko a dit "racailles", le problème c'est que quand on dit racaille, ceux de la cité se sentent concernés et à mauvais tort ! c'est pas parce qu'on vit dans une cité, qu'on est une racaille, une racaille c'est un foutteur de m*rde ! Il fallait l'entendre dans ce sens, un déliquant (délit => peine). En tant que politicien, il a très mal choisi ses mots. Rappel, il est lui-même issu de l'immigration. Le coup du transfo électrique c'est probablement un accident, et ne me dis pas que tous les interpélés dans la rue sont des saints. Ceux qui ont mis le feu un peu partout sont des CONS ! Ok, pour le début, un coup de gueule. Mais la suite de ces nuits enflammés ont été propagés par des casseurs, des déliquants, des abrutis finis, bruler des entreprises où ils auraient pu avoir des emplois, des lycées pro, maternelles, est IMPARDONNABLE , aucune revendication ne peut justifier ça. On peut s'en sortir, des habitants de cités peuvent s'en sortir, il suffit de sortir de son trou, de son milieu et regarder autour de soi des exemples, je le répéte ça se travaille. Si lors d'un entretien, tu t'amènes avec ton langage et atitude de la cité, tu n'as aucune chance, ton interlocuteur comprendra même pas la moitié de tes mots, il faut être profesionnel. C'est vrai, je ne vis pas dans une cité, avant j'habitais dans la région parisienne, plutôt campagne, maintenant sur Paris. Et la différence est là, sur Paris on voit beaucoup plus de gens de couleur qu'en campagne. A l'origine, les français sont blancs. La dernière blague que j'ai entendu c'est: "Pourquoi ne pas faire une Marianne noire cette année ?" N'importe quoi. Allez, on prend son bouquin d'Histoire, on regarde la création de Marianne, aux alentours de La Révolution 1789 ; je suis désolé mais on ne va pas changer l'Histoire, en 1789, les français sont blancs, Marianne est blanche.
Pour vous faire une idée de mon profil (une voiture a crammé juste en face de chez ma mère, merci aux sapeurs-pompiers d'avoir intervenu à temps), je suis métisse, pas noir à 100%, je suis étudiant à Paris avec mes camarades de classe blancs, noirs, beurs, asiatiques, on en rigole de notre différence de couleur, et on ne voit pas l'autre d'après sa couleur, on est avant tout FRANCAIS ! ou étudiant, la différence est un sujet de discussion, comme sur mon campus il y a aussi des étudiants étrangers, de l'Europe de l'Est (Bulgarie,...), Afrique (Tunisie, Sénégal,...), Asie (Vietnam,...) et comment ils sont arrivés là ? Parce qu'ils bossent !

Mais dans quel pays tu vis, Koulamata ?!

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Fuenfeff

Political too correct in the way, that this is conter-racialism. Not every white police officer is doing it like them in this movie. But its fashion today, just to see the one side. AND YES, violence is not the answer. Therefore nobody knows what happened, the whole show was a big show for the colored community in France and Europe. BUT ... Europe is white, not colored.

And on the other side no one would call a white person from South Africa an African. Or?

Paris just showed one thing. Multicultural living is not peaceful. Never been, never will be. Therefore the differences are to strong. Even in 2nd and 3rd generation.

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Billy88

A very good movie, which dragged on a little bit in the middle, my only problem

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Whosus

The subtitles move too quickly too read. Other than that I was impressed good job.

Posted on December 18, 2005
- Epicuricon

Well done!
For weeks on end, Sarkozy was given a tribune to profile himself on injustice he created himself! Happy this film got noticed by the media! Congratulations!

Posted on December 18, 2005
- W4NKER

Very nice done

Posted on December 18, 2005
- MARKVAND

This is a really sick leftist version of what really happened, I can't believe people are even using this game to give us the idea these people are discriminated against.

Posted on December 18, 2005
- TheMGMKid1

Bravo! An excellent and thought provoking film. Well done! I look forward to seeing more great films by you.

Posted on December 17, 2005
- MajorMatt2006

No comment

Posted on December 17, 2005
- tom123456

Wow.Excellent work.This shows the truth!

Posted on December 17, 2005
- s0ul-slayer

very nice! i like those films who let people think of crisis in the world..

Posted on December 17, 2005
- thejester005

Good movie. Really good movie. Dam thats bad. Didnt know it was that racist down in France.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Jimbozo

Splendide! Ta conclusion est parfaitement amenée et ton analyse est particulièrement objective.
C'est juste un peu dommage que tes sous-titres soient parfois trop rapides, mais là, je pinaille... ;-)
En tout cas, félicitations pour avoir eu l'idée de faire passer un message pareil avec The Movies et bravo pour ton humanisme!

Posted on December 16, 2005
- gseth83

No comment

Posted on December 16, 2005
- johnlace

great lob even though im just american i did'nt know that that was really hapening its horrible(unlike your movie)

Posted on December 16, 2005
- SnowHeart

This is really a very important movie, and a great indication of the things that people can do with this game. Nice work.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- WhoopeeDuex

absolutly great.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Powerboy1110

What a GREAT Movie! Respect, this movie is very very well done!

Posted on December 16, 2005
- joho91

Sehr sehr guter Film
wenn ich könnte würde ich dir 6 Sterne geben aber leider gehen nur 5
Weiter so!!!

Posted on December 16, 2005
- txemas

No comment

Posted on December 16, 2005
- ghadhika

A true must-c film...not just a movie created by a gamer...

Posted on December 16, 2005
- TheLurkingHorror

What a good movie! I'm really shocked about it...

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Weckl

Very well done!! Would be great to include as soundtrack the song of Jamiroquai "The Kids" while the rebellion moment. Just an idea to improve what is the best "The movies" movie I saw til now. Bush, Chirac... please see this film and start spreading understanding instead of hate and bombs.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- HAWAK

I was too lazy to write any review but I can't resist myself after seeing this one.
Great film! A must see!
This is really a touching reflection of lives.
The message is clear.
French or not this is a movie with meaning that no one should miss.
Freedom - Equality - Fraternity; no one knows it nowadays.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Aoimtxvzlmser

Incredible movie. But it's not just a simple movie. It has a very intelligent political statement. I like it.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- Taowen

when I watched this, you had five stars on all the featured reviews. after reading the non-french ones (semester of french in high school doesn't boost anyone's language skills) I can see no reason to give less than 5 stars myself. You did a great job, and at least to me your message was very clear. I don't know why you're not in the top 25 but I hope this helps boost you there.

Posted on December 16, 2005
- nashmac

good movie, and understood his perspective, but I don't see how young boys getting electrocuted is state sanctioned racism. Maybe it's racism lite, but it's time to get in your books and look up Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks and that generation who were denied equal rights systematically in America. Young men in general have a hard time transitioning into adulthood and without a good spiritual household leader to rely on, then violence is the answer,unfortunately, for any race. Great way to get the dialogue going!

Posted on December 15, 2005
- Frejesal

An incredible work of art. It was a touching film about the evils of racism and how people reacted to them. The scenes were put together in a very professional manner, and the english subtitles weren't that badly translated at all. Excellent work.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- rabidfox

Technically, this movie was very well put together. I like the use of music in combination with the scenes. The soundtrack helped set the mood very well. It was certainly a lot smoother-running, and less jumpy that most of my other movies. The author(director?)did an excellent job with the sets available, and made a movie with technical ability I wish to eventually aspire to. Good job.

Because I am human however, I have to be appalled by the use of stereotypes. While I know this is 'art', it gives the impression that all French cops are bigoted sadists. The impression that all French businessmen discriminate, and indeed, all Frenchmen in general are working overtly or covertly against the minorities that live in France. I think that's a load of nonsense.

I think the author of this movie left out the very important issue. Sure, 2 out of those 3 boys featured in this movie were innocent guys, trying to live a life. What about the owner of that shop that was burned in the movie? What about all the owners of those cars, who depended on those cars to earn a living? Apparently their ability to make a living doesn't matter to the author. He completely ignores the innocent people who suffered at the hands of these 'boys'. Where was their voice? Oh wait, their voice was represented by the stereotypical pompous politician and bureaucrat. Certainly a fair picture.

Five stars for technical filming brilliance
Negative two stars for not describing this as a propaganda peice.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- loosefr

Nice movie ... you must have spend a lot of time putting it together ... but more thinking on what happened and on all the reasons why those events happened would have been better ...

I am not a colored people but a lot of my friends are and it is true that they mainly come from suburbs (just like me by the way). It is true that there is a lack of social links between communities these days. Racism and violations of individual liberties are killing our nations : that is true. Segregation is probably the main factor that leads to the defeatism and lack of hope that caracterised suburbs' youth. But in this particular case, what could have been a peaceful and massive demonstration of "we want our society to change" just turned into a big mess up headed by a bunch of stupid guys. The incredible number of burned cars (number updated every hours by journalists who were more interested in the number of spectators in front of there TV than in the meaning of these events) was just the result of a stupid competion between "gangs" who were trying to be the best "badboys" of Paris' suburbs or simply because some guys "saw it on TV".

The reason why those two poor children died was not because of cops or at least not directly : the third boy confirmed that they have been frightened by the cops and he also confirmed that they were not chased for any reason.
I personally blame journalists (who emphasis the two boys death far too much, these days lots of homeless people are dying because of cold but apparently nobody cares) and some excited boys (who made conclusions without knowing any facts). I also logically blame racist companies and people who permanently break any endeavour of integration, bad policeman who are disgreasing their work but I sincerely think that it was a burst of stupidity and excitement, even if we wish all of this were the reasons of those riots.

Those events are however revealing what is a great danger today : our indestructible faith in the media. As I watch TV (less and less I must say), I see broadcasts that keep our feeling of insecurity alive and make people fear each other and thus hate each other (great examples are "cops", tv show on "how the world will be destroyed tomorrow", the Jerry Springer Show and so on).


At least you tried to illustate you thought ... which show your interest on how your world is going ... that is why I rate this movie two stars ... but please do not fall into cliché.


PS : To all who are insulting french people and other communities, you are simply insulting your own people doing that as you clearly appear to have a incredible lack of culture.

PS2 : Alexleserveur : "Les grands mouvements de foule ont toujours été conduits par des événements "mineurs" : la Révolution Française a eu lieu parce qu'on manquait de pain à Paris !" ... Je n'appelle pas la famine un évènement mineur (même entre guillemets).

PS3 : lol au modérateur de jurons automatique ... pas facile pour les non anglophones de parler clairement !!!

Posted on December 15, 2005
- Ronolo

A beautiful movie regarding prejudice and social inequality. It almost touches your soul.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- Raphonair

Un film un peu trop moraliste a mon gout mais pas mal au niveau realisation
http://www.movielejeu.max.st

Posted on December 15, 2005
- rossunleashed

Excellent film, this man really took the time to create a film on subjects that affect him whilst also informing us of what is happening in France in the veiw of a french person. This is a real feat of amateaur film making using very simple mechanics to put across a quite emotional view.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- heishe

Just an awsome movie made by an genius mind.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- WillySky

Absoluement brillant. Les plans de caméra sont originaux (malgré la rigidité du jeu d'origine). La fin est trés belle et le discours mérite d'etre répandu. Toutefois, il est dommage de voir "les méchants policiers". Les généralités sont justement une des cause ayant déclenchés ces evenements. Il serait donc assez logique de ne pas faire la meme erreur dans "l'autre camp".

Posted on December 15, 2005
- PBFilms

I enjoyed the movie and felt you did a great job with the project.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- Riley-Payne

Damned.
that's one f the best movies i have ever seen here.

thumbs up for the movemaker

Posted on December 15, 2005
- lumbergh

I'd give this crapfest a ZERO if I could. Left-wing garbage at it's worst here. Yeah, justify millions of dollars of destruction with these lame scenarios.....oh no, the drug dealer got beat by the cops.....well, he should be in jail, no? i should expect this much from the frogs though....the same people that claimed the u.s. government was responsible for hurricane katrina....no wonder your country is going down the tubes, whereas contrary to popular belief, the u.s.a. is a strong as it's ever been.....

Posted on December 15, 2005
- missouri

i watched the movie because i had heard that it potrays the truth... which is supposedly different than how the media in the USA told the story. but what i saw was exactly what i envisioned from the news i read here. except, to me, it seems that the film made the rioters look like the bad guys. drug dealers and blurglars complaining about being caught and then blaming it on their color, which is too easy. then like idiots they burned their own neighborhoods. in a country that pretends to be peaceful and superior to nations that will fight for freedom this appears to be hypocritical on the face of it. basically the movie sounds like a cop out. not authentic and completely avoiding the whole truth. rather relying on supposition without fact to justify rioting by a malcontent element of society. i agree that in a perfect world everyone be treated fairly and with compassion. all our needs would be fullfilled. but this is not a perfect world and destroying your own neighborhoods is not the answer and is not at all civilized or peaceful. this movie does not make any steps towards diplomacy. the police are made to look bad when they act violently towards criminals in this film, but the rioters are made to look like heroes when they steal, sell drugs, shoot guns and throw bombs. i smell bull[wash your mouth out!]! onesided liberal bull[wash your mouth out!], and lots of it.

Posted on December 15, 2005
- irishred

Wow! This is an excellent piece, I first heard about it on the front page of Yahoo! news!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051214/ap_en_mo/film_french_riots_movie

Considering your movie made it all the way there anything under 5 stars in unacceptable!

Posted on December 15, 2005
- Antdevamp

Mon ami, je suis certain que les événements des émeutes françaises aient été plus au sujet de la classe que la couleur, et plus au sujet des 'frenchness qu'au sujet de la course, mais vous soulevez quelques points très valides. Rien n'est aussi simple qu'une perspective d'une créera, mais comment complexe la colère plus de deux décès inutiles doit-elle être ? Toutes les émeutes sont des affaires non coordonnées, méchantes, malheureuses. Merci de saumurer certaines des causes des émeutes françaises récentes dans une plus grande couleur pour ceux de nous outre-mer qui a peut-être eu besoin de plus d'informations sur leurs causes de racine. Quand j'ai vu votre ministre de sécurité appelé vous hors de vos noms, j'ai pensé que cela prendrait un certain temps pour des personnes d'obtenir au-dessus de leur colère, et j'avais raison. Encore, un excellent film. Je tranlated mes mots à Altavista employant français Babelfish, j'espère qu'ils sont certains. Antdevamp, SSF, Etats-Unis (nous ne sommes pas toutes les secousses)

My friend, I am certain the events of the French Riots were more about class than color, and more about 'frenchness' than about race, but you raise some very valid points. Nothing is as simple as a perspective of one will create, but how complex does anger over two unnecessary deaths have to be? All Riots are uncoordinated, nasty, unhappy affairs. Thank you for brining some of the causes of the recent French Riots into greater color for those of us overseas who perhaps needed more information about their root causes. When I saw your Security Minister called you out of your names, I thought that it would take some time for people to get over their anger, and I was right. Again, an excellent film. I tranlated my words to french using Altavista Babelfish, I hope they are clear.

Antdevamp, SSF, USA (we are not all jerks)

Posted on December 14, 2005
- oneway23

votre film est incroyable. il est si intelligent et l'histoire est pour tous le monde a voir. mon francais n'est pas bien, mais j'adore votre film. merci beaucoup!!!

Posted on December 14, 2005
- seb_le_sgeg

Ce film me parait un peu trop subjectif...J'ai l'impression que l'on ne cherche pas les coupables du bon côté. Il est beaucoup trop polémique comme les journalistes l'ont été en n'informant qu'à moitié. Et oui, quand Sarkozy a dit "racailles", il répondait à une personne qui a utilisé ce terme...et même si cela n'avait pas été le cas, je ne vois pas pourquoi on ne pourrait pas appeler ces gens comme cela. D'autres se sont sentis visés...mais pourquoi du temps que l'on a rien à se reprocher.Comme il est étrange de fuire la police, escalader un mur de 3 mètres pour se cacher dans une centrale électrique quand on n'a rien à se reprocher! Tout cela est une question d'avis mais en ce qui concerne la réalisation du film, elle est plutôt bonne, et c'est bien ça le plus important ici!

Posted on December 14, 2005
- Tomoro

Wonderful job. You showed everything amazingly and did just about everything right that you could do.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- doconicus88

Good movie, well done. I failed to see anything political in the movie as others would. What I did witness was the portrayal of a spiritual vacuum, and acceptance of individual corruption throughout France. This is regrettable, the nation that gave the world Charlemagne etc, has strayed off the road of morality and embraced the laws of man which as history has shown time and again, always destroys itself. What a crying shame.

an American from across the sea
doconicus

Posted on December 14, 2005
- JimboWelcome

Great job. I felt it was mostly a balanced portrayal of the situation, which is good. I hope more people come along to watch this and you can rise further up the charts.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- freezama

Great movie, which tells the really truth:
if you don't believe me, look for your self here

http://www.freehope.ihost4free.com/bavure_france2_10112005.rm

Posted on December 14, 2005
- Glups

PLEASE ! TO EVERYONE.
As far as I am concern with thoses events ( since I live in Paris ), I would like you to know that this movie is far from reality. There is a gap between what is related and what really happenned.
This movie shows you law enforcement as the " bad guys" and the suburbans as "good and poor little persecuted".
Well, it is more complex to explain.
First of all, suburbans are not that innocent. It would be to long for me to explain what happened, and even if I could do it, il would be related with my point of view.
Just as this movie did. Showing an event with in a ( too ) subjective way.

Burning cars to riot is a savage way to express oneself.
Moreover, some of the suburbans burned car just to have fun ... Hard to believe, but this is what some of them tell on TV.

Ce film est trop subjectif. Les forces de l'ordre sont considérés comme les méchants pas beau et les révoltés sont des anges.
NON ! Je suis contre cette idée trop simpliste des faits qui donne une idée qui fausse la réalité !
Plusieurs facteurs plus compliqué sont intervenus. Et les "racailles" ne sont pas toutes innocentes, loin de là.
Une critique trop crue de la politique de Sarkozy, sans fondement.
certains se sont révoltés juste parce qu'ils n'avaient rien à faire.

Un film qui ne devrait pas être diffusé, car trop polémique

Posted on December 14, 2005
- Nectarine

No comment

Posted on December 14, 2005
- LiberalFreak

Kick Ass

Posted on December 14, 2005
- Hilary_man

Ce film est vraiment très bien fait !! Bravo !!
Les sous titres vont un peu trop vite mais l'histoire est sinon très bien raconté.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- MortalMadMatt

Very good, serious film.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- InnerFilm

One of the aspects of the human condition I truly work hard to understand is racism and discrimination. I share your views. But as a film and a story it has a lot of flaws. If you want to make a movie about something that is close to your heart and have strong personal opinions on, you really got to work harder to also put your heart into the negative side of the story, the antagonism ('bad guys'). The message came over in the beginning and really didn't have much development. You have to be smarter than the people who do these things. If you spent as much time on trying to understand the 'bad guys' I think you would have ended up with a much stronger film. It's a one sided statement all the way through. This film does not make people think it only makes them, perhaps, more angry. Really. The cutting had flaws, and the main characters development was too predictable as was the story. It has a broad appeal beacuse of it's theme. As a reminder of the grim state of the human condition - it does alright. As a film, story and visual experience it's not good enough. But I guess you know that. I just think it was more of a news report than a film.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- frnor

Very good movie. explained the problem in a way that the people who are unabel to understand it,hopefully should be abel to. Te text was a littel fast, and at som places to fast to read at all.

Posted on December 14, 2005
- Noxdyrex

Really great Work!

Posted on December 14, 2005
- ThugJEDI

I think this movie was excellent. It's saddens me to see that this type of struggle happens all around the world or at all for that matter. I thank you for sharing your thoughts with all of us in this movie. Any type of prejudice is wrong; plain and simple.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- halorules

i rated it even though I didn't watch it! hehe!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- AlainMoreau

A great political statement. Bravo! The narrative could have been a little tighter, and the subtitles went a little too quickly to read. Very insightful.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- xrgom

Congratulations. But remember that white people also suffer in this world, and also suffer discriminations. But I respect your movie because its specifics a political event in your country. Very well done, excellent message!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- MyCat8urDog

Now that is how to use a game to get a point across, nice to know there is more to just Pac-Man afer a few decades!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- MACLEOD

Despite the fact that the subtitles need to be edited for grammar and spelling and slowed down to the point where the viewer can read them, this film captures the heart of what is happening in France. This should be the first entry into a new category of Academy Awards.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Damien_Hell

Amazing how'd you cut some scens in half though??

Posted on December 13, 2005
- dropedro

J'ai déjà donné mon avis sur un autre Forum, je répète simplement:

Félicitation Koulamata, je trouve que ton film illustre particulièrement bien la plupart des causes qui sont à l´origine des émeutes.
C´est bien une accumulation de petites injustices et de comportements racistes au quotidien qui ont provoquées cette explosion de colère. Tu as réussi a regrouper l´essentiel de ces situations: discrimination à l´embauche, difficulté de logement, généralisation du délit de sale gueule... Dans un film de 13 min. Chapeau bas!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- riddlerj

The first Movies movie to actually stir me. Incredible job, well done.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- BMWViking13

No comment

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Raptor007

Absolutely Fantastic.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- pimprock24

i dig it.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- KTompkins

The movies theme is a great idea but I believe this movie was a little off. I gave it a good rating just because of the GREAT DIRECTING skills and music skills.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- BlinkinCard41

Wow. This movie was one of the most excellent movies I've seen. A true story, ending in a sad ending.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- JimmyMax

wow.....really really great. really REALLY GREAT.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- LazyLumps

Putain j'hallucine franchement a la fin j'ai faillit chialer en repensant a tt ca moi mm ki a des origines arabes(bon je j'habite pas ds les cités) mais j'ai dja eter victime de rascisme et j'espere ke les anciennes valeurs de la france ki son fraternité,egalité et liberté.A mort Sarko,a mort de Villiers voila je vais etre aussi con qu'eux!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- TELLER1337

A excelent film if it could be only show to more people maybe it would have as great an impact on them as it did on me.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Gambit72788

This is absolutly an award winning movie, It was stunning, it caught my attention, this movie tells no lies cause this is actually what has happened in the past years or even to come in the future, I hope this film hits worldwide hitting everyone in such a way we can actually have peace!

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Psoking

No comment

Posted on December 13, 2005
- arnaudbeauvois

Excellent ce film trés bien réaliser rien a dire ! magnifique; bonne idée !!! viens voir mon film confession d'un réalisatuer et dis moi ce que tu en pense merci

Posted on December 13, 2005
- TalkingMonkey

Not only a quality production with a sense of pace and involvement in the story, but an important work for Lionhead as it takes The Movies beyond entertainment to art. Yes, art. The distinction for me being that this film makes me question things, think and explore new ideas and perspectives.

Remember, even if you disagree with the politics of a piece of art, as long as it stimulates debate on the subject it has done its job.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Doc_Z

This movie really touched me, straight to the heart. I knew it was bad, but if it was really like this then you've made yourself a true messenger with the perfect message to tell. Chapeau!

Regards,

Doc

Posted on December 13, 2005
- SimonBorgenvall

No comment

Posted on December 13, 2005
- maarten144

Excellent movie, which perfectly describes the reason of the riots. Must see.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- lolloler

Great movie, it tells a lot of waths happening in franch.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- PANAGGIOTTIS

No comment

Posted on December 13, 2005
- supa_midget

mathaxxx probably is a little kid who has never read a newspaper or seen the news, i live in australia yet i know of the riots in france. thank you for shedding light on this situation.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- doerrobst

I´m impressed by this political motivated film. I read about it in the FAZ �?? Sonntagszeitung. Well done.

Posted on December 13, 2005
- Deadeye37

Beautiful stuff. This is the kind of work that will draw people to this game, and show what it is really capable of.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Halen

Really good. So much to say about this movie and the political background...but I make it short with 5 stars.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- perceptiondeprofondeur

I really like your point of view on this event. I've heard different takes on what happened and it's nice to hear this from someone who is French. Great job.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- crazypreacher

No comment

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Silverbullet999

Very nice, everything... the english subtitles were a little off here and there but i understand. Great Job!

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Mathaxxx

This sucks. It is boring.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Scorch6744

Amazing. Finally something with a real messege, really powerful stuff. Also great for Americans like me who dont really have any real idea why these riots in France are going on.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- bubblegumwizzz

Salut Koulamata,

Bravo pour ta contre offensive spectaculaire ! Spectaculaire, au sens où tu fais dans le spectaculaire (spectacle saisissant qui parle plus aux émotions qu�??au cerveau) en utilisant les mass médias à la disposition des citoyens du monde et tant pis pour les raccourcis ; après tout, les professionnels de la démocratie et de l�??information ne se gênent pas pour en faire à loisir !

L�??angle sous lequel tu traites ce qui a été largement promu par les médias de masse institutionnalisés à travers le monde comme un spectacle évènementiel entretenant une certaine terreur et plus largement, une certaine précarité prolétaire, est un intelligent retour de flamme aux arômes dissidents. Si je déplore qu�??il soit beaucoup plus soft que la réalité, j�??espère que tu auras le succès extra médiatique que ta maîtrise technique et ton courage énonciatif te valent déjà sur le net. Mais je ne me fais pas de souci, je viens de voir ta trombine au JT ;-)

Alors, pourquoi est-ce que je dis que je trouve ton traitement informatif beaucoup plus soft que la réalité ? Pour plusieurs raisons. Tout d�??abord, tu occultes le pan historique du phénomène de bannissement social (banlieue, le lieu du ban, de la répudiation, de la mise à l�??écart de la société), ensuite, tu le cantonnes à la discrimination ethnique (les sans domicile fixe qu�??on laisse patiemment mourir d�??alcool, de maladies, de faim et de froid dans les rues sont de toutes origines ethniques et même plus souvent d�??extraction nationale) et enfin, tu le circonscrits au territoire français (les dégâts humains générés par Katrina il y a quelques mois à la Nouvelle Orléans sont du même tenant, le nombre de morts dans les bidons villes du Brésil aussi, etc.). Pour ma part, tous ces évènement sont d�??un même tenant et posent la même question : Quelle place la société libérale fait-elle à l�??humain ?

Malgré tout, je voudrais te dire que la république française m�??a permis de suivre deux cursus de troisième cycle supérieur en marketing et en communication. J�??ai été élevée en partie sous la tutelle des institutions des ministères de l�??intérieur et de la justice (ISES). J�??ai pu travailler plus de quinze ans sur des projets stratégiques pour la défense des intérêts industriels français à l�??échelle planétaire. Et si je n�??ai pas de travail aujourd�??hui, je sais à quoi je le dois. Pas au fait d�??être black ou beurre, je suis issue de l�??immigration blanche catholique et si mon père s�??est tué sur les grands chantiers immobiliers des années 70, je ne fais partie que des salariés discriminés par leur genre, je suis une femme. Pas au fait d�??habiter la banlieue, les institutions françaises me logent dans un HLM aux pieds de la Tour Eiffel. Pas au fait de ne pas avoir de diplôme ou d�??expérience, non, de ce côté, je suis blindée. Je le dois au fait que plus personne ne veut payer un salarié ce qu�??il vaut ; c�??est le marché qui fait les prix et le marché dit qu�??il faut optimiser la valeur des actifs immobilisés, ce qui n�??épargne pas le stock humain. Je peux te promettre que le jour où on institue le travail gratuit, il n�??y aura pas assez de bras ou de cerveaux, toutes origines ethniques confondues, pour pourvoir à la demande mais ceux qui seront fâchés seront les grands patrons technocrates dont les salaires se négocient en millions.

Pour avoir la chance de passer assez facilement d�??un ghetto à un autre, je peux également te dire que les pe[wash your mouth out!]-fils de patrons de l�??après seconde guerre mondiale n�??ont pas le même train de vie que leurs grands-parents, ni que de leurs parents. Pas plus d�??ailleurs que les fils d�??artisans ou de commerçants. C�??est tous les citoyens des pays démocratiques qui feraient bien de s�??inquiéter plutôt que de marcher comme de douces marionnettes au bout des fils de la propagande terroriste orchestrée par les médias qui leur font croire qu�??ils sont parmi les privilégiés.

Boulot ou pas, le prix de la baguette de pain a été multiplié par 5 en 15 ans, soit un coût de la vie sur les produits de première nécessité qui a augmenté de 80% quand dans le même temps, les revenus ont stagnés (en valeur relative, ils ont au moins régressés de 80%) et le taux d�??emploie a diminué. Je ne parlerais pas du prix de l�??immobilier, ni des prestations sociales, pas plus que du taux d�??imposition�?� Mais, ouf, la bourse elle a grimpé de 60% dans la même période, on sait au moins où va l�??argent du sacrifice humain !

Voilà, Koulamata, je ne sais pas ce que tu deviendras après le feu de l�??actualité, ni ce que deviendront tes projets, mais j�??espère que tu sauras faire un placement intelligent de ton savoir-faire pour privilégier la sauvegarde de l�??espèce humaine qui en a bien besoin et que tu tendras vers le développement durable de la communication interhumaine. Si tu es intéressé par quelques références culturelles, historiques, politiques, sociologiques et communicationnelles que je pourrais éventuellement t�??apporter, n�??hésite pas à me contacter, ce sera avec plaisir que je partagerais quelques propos avec toi.

Encore bravo pour ce spectacle dissident ! Je te souhaite de pousser la prouesse aussi loin que tu le pourras et garde toujours à l�??esprit que les médias évoluent par involution, c�??est-à-dire qu�??ils sont toujours prompts à recycler la critique sociale pour, se faisant, en neutraliser la dynamique.

Longue vie à toi et à tes �?uvres futures !


PS : si vous connaissez Koulamata, merci de lui faire part de mon intérêt et de mon désir d�??entrer éventuellement en relation avec lui. Je ne sais pas comment adresser un mail à un membre de ce forum.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- SKELCH

Good Film, not sure I could add any thing that has not all ready been said.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- bhacker78

This is absoultely fantastic. I am a high school French teacher aux Etats-Unis, and I showed this film to my classes recently. It realy helped the kids understand some of the underlying causes of the riots, and put things in a real-ish context for them. Sure the subtitles aren't great, but I was able to use them as a discussion starter.
"He didn't capitalize 'I' in the sentence," said one student. "But ah, do they capitalize 'je' in French?" It was a lot of fun to dissect.
Bien fait!

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Tyrant00

Great movie!

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Beery1

Extremely simplistic in terms of the message, but basically this is just not a very well-made film. I'm not sure what all the hype surrounding this film is all about. The editing is bad, it's poorly-directed, badly-paced, overlong, and someone even left a horse in one of the early scenes.

Topical - yeah, sure, but anyone can make a movie that's topical. The true worth of a movie is in the strength of its message and the professionalism of its creation. This has neither.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- Killian

Wow, that was a great film even without voices! Powerful & sad with a glimpse of hope. This really flowed well and the music nuances were really good. I really got into the scenes with the music and the subtitles/dialogue, even with its problems, was really working for me. Great job and thanks for bringing us this movie.

Posted on December 12, 2005
- alexleserveur

Je ne suis pas d'accord avec ceux qui disent que ce film simplifie les événements. Ils sont décrits tels qu'ils se sont passés. Cela peut paraître surprenant pour certaines personnes, mais c'est bien la mort de deux jeunes et des propos malheureux de N. Sarkozy qui ont causés les émeutes. Les grands mouvements de foule ont toujours été conduits par des événements "mineurs" : la Révolution Française a eu lieu parce qu'on manquait de pain à Paris ! C'est un film très intelligent, bien réalisé et très critique. Les deux seuls pe[shhhh!] points noirs : l'absence de doublage et la rapidité des sous-titres. En tout cas, un très grand bravo à toi.

Posted on December 10, 2005
- CAVIES86

The music you chose for the last scene set the perfect mood. Inspiring movie. overall an excellent effort! Thanks (and keep making more movies).

Posted on December 10, 2005
- DLink001

While I don't necessarily agree with the director's views, from a technical and story-building perspective it is indeed well-made.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- teedjee

I 'd like to tell all American people, black, white or whatever.
Please don't take it too seriously! Riots in France cannot be explained this simplistic way.
Some facts in the movies are true but this can't explain everything.
There was also an attempt to bring anarchy to the republic from some or sometimes, gangs trying to do worse than the neighbour's gang and this made it burn.
Racism is a real problem in France. Politicians need to do something in emergency. Like you have the positive discrimination if i am right.
Just don't take this movie as a true reflect of what happened.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- moviedragon5000

Dude, the movies news is rrvolvin round you keep it up! (how about a 9/11/2005?)

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Blockbird

There are no completely bad or completely good people on this film. Brilliant movie!

Posted on December 9, 2005
- Ryz0283

There's not really much more I can add. I loved it. Hopefully you will slow the subtitles down a bit next time! Other than that, great.

Posted on December 9, 2005
- danthemuffinman

AN ESCELLENT MOVIE! you should be very proud of yourself, i also heard about the Washington Post thing, awsome. While I can't be sure about all of the polotics, very good story (true as it may be) and very well presented!

Posted on December 8, 2005
- MagusFilms

This movie really moved me.. And somehow it made me forget those little annoyances you sometimes have when you watch a movie here, like subtitles moving to fast etc..

Posted on December 8, 2005
- joeyzee

From a pure TM movie-making standpoint, this probably rates 4 stars. There were a few hiccups holding it back from a full 5...no voice, subtitles that run too long and show to briefly, lack of sfx...minor stuff, really. What overrides all the technical critique is the raw emotion and rounded story telling accomplished in 13 minutes on a limited pallet of TM sets, props and characters. You really took us into the events on a personal level. You made us care. You made us feel. That's quite an accomplishment. This is without a doubt the most moving and powerful flick I've seen yet on TM. Others may be technically better. But none more haunting and provoking. Excellent, excellent job.

Posted on December 8, 2005
- BitterJeweler

What more can I add that has not yet been said?

Posted on December 7, 2005
- Yatues

No comment

Posted on December 7, 2005
- LORDRANCOR

I think this movie is a great political satire. It is great to see people using this software in such a way to voice their political opinions to the way things happen, such as the way movies in Hollywood are made to do the same thing. I hope this is not the last we hear of Koulamata. Awesome stuff :)

Posted on December 7, 2005
- genicon

I started viewing this movie with few interest, being sure that all the credit given to it is unfair. But... I must admit - this is a great movie, a masterpiece. Well done!

Posted on December 7, 2005
- oldboy86

wow............i don't realy knew why ther's a riots in my neighbour-country...
so thit movie is very enlightening for me.

good screenplay and scenecut.............very good

Posted on December 7, 2005
- Purify

No comment

Posted on December 7, 2005
- HowDoKen

I never expected any movie made with this game to have the ability to move me, but you have done just that and truly brought tears to my eyes. A terribly sad yet beautifully told story, thank you for telling it.

Posted on December 7, 2005
- cavaleras

No comment

Posted on December 7, 2005
- supermonkeyskier

Very moving. I did not know much about what happened in france and this has helped me understand what is happing. Five Stars all the way.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Nathan_Walk

i thought load of crap. no just joking, awesome dude!

Posted on December 6, 2005
- platypus11

That's a very good movie. This is the truth... sad but true.

Posted on December 6, 2005
- Oceanangel2you

Very sad and impressive, it is hard to believe these things still take place, it does not seem that racism will ever end, it is always either color, or religion, or just a different culture, always something.
Thanks for sharing your views and I understood your english perfectly, you done well, a very well portrayed movie, although sad and unfortionate.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- IgorS

No comment

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Witchery

Tres Bien. Which is about the most Francais you can get out of me ;) Fantastic job with this movie, and I actually learned something today...
While I'm not a big fan of the game "The Movies" but a film like this shows what can be achieved through this game engine.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- centre_stage

The film is actually a good potrayal of the French Rioting which is a good political topic to choose. However on a more technical note I found it hard to keep up with the subtitles and found myself pausing the film to readsome of them. It must be difficult writing in anouther language let alone knowing the write time for reading but it has to be said. Some of the plot was good although the begining was a bit confussing and it took me a while to remember the topic, someone who was not familier with the story my be confused more so but the story soon became explainitory. I thought all your scenes were well rounded and well edited. It was as I said a good timely topic to choose and give my best to future film making,political or otherwise, because you do have talent.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Jessica35

Voilà, depuis le temps que je dois noter ton film .... 4 étoiles car il y a certaines longueurs mais il est vrai que vue le sujet, difficile de faire plus court ... par contre je ne rentrerai pas dans le débat ... tu nous a montré ta vision, forcément incomplète, sur les évènements récents et cela te l'a été reproché, cependant, ton film a au moins le mérite de faire réagir ! après que l'on soit d'accord ou pas avec toi ...

Posted on December 5, 2005
- LowweeK

On the technical side, I'm very impressed. I just bought this game some days ago and I trully didn't know that it was possible to achieve very convincing and immersive movies.

About the message. I'm also French and I grew up in a poor town as well. Of course, this movie is a fiction and the reality is by far more complex.
There are some problems though as those poor cities in France where the "riots" happened are also filled with very brave people who fight and help fighting against misery and isolation.
On the other side, police is full of people coming from those poor towns.

It is true that France has huge problems to accept communities : all those coloured people are as French as I am, but still they suffer discrimination, mostly when looking for a job, an appartment or some credit facilities. BUT, this is also true for gays, artists, disabled persons and to a greater extent all those who are not rich and "well-thinking".

Back to the movie, the story I watched is lacking an "historical" part that could be suggested by subtitles : how all the immigrates were "parked" in poor town far from the rich center of the cities, and how those ghettos were left over by all the successive governement and moreover by the actual one.
I didn't like the first part, the middle was better.
I do love your conclusion that is very wise and beautiful and could stand as a real basis of dialogue between all the French citizens.
But with 99% of our politics and industry moguls coming from self-proclaimed elitistic schools only accepting rich students of hi-level families, I guess France will have difficulties to make a step ahead, in the security domain as well as the others (research, culture, industry,...).

It was quite risky to dare making a movie about those very recent events and I thank you for this ! However, your minister is still looking too nice ! How about a movie about him ? ;)

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Cheeseman167

In all respects, a truly great movie. Sure, your english wasn't that great and the beginning wasn't as strongly edited as the rest, but this is a really well thought-out and powerful movie. Political views from both sides aside, you did a really good job. I hope to see more from you.

Posted on December 5, 2005
- Snickers76

France�??s situation is not a result of discrimination against skin color. This is a far too simplified idea for someone to believe. Black people in France, as well as America, need a serious attitude adjustment. Their morals and ideas of justice or truth are completely backwards. In America, for example, African-American�??s make up 46% of prison population, while white American�??s make up 48%. By looking at these numbers, you can easily assume that there are just as many whites as there are blacks in prison; therefore, we are equally law breaking groups of people. This is nowhere near the truth. African-Americans make up only 14% of the American population. This means that 1 out of 3 African-American males in their 20�??s are either in prison, parole, or on probation. These odds are heart breaking and could mean two things. The entire world is against black colored skin (which is an absurd thought), or there is a serious need for the rise in education amongst the black community so that they can better their personal situations and values and moral standards. The stereotypical ideas against black people are continuously feed and nurtured by the actions of the very black people who are against these ideas. Instead of blaming racism for their situation, which sometimes is the case, they need to start taking a look at their own communities and try to make positive changes for the better.

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. --MLK

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. --MLK


I give you 5 stars because this film is a perfect example of how one person�??s emotions can rule their thought processes. You have also done a wonderful job of editing this film. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Herchel

Les pauvres gens de couleurs contre les méchants policiers...Pfff...Faudrait peut être ne plus empecher les délinquants d'agir sinon,ils bruleront des bagnoles...Faut vraiment être limité pour en faire une histoire de racisme!

Posted on December 4, 2005
- BenEaton

Wow - powerful, well put together, well paced. I think even Lionhead will be wondering how a film this emotional and topical came out of a game!

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Olyver

bravo pour ton arcticle dans le journal

Posted on December 4, 2005
- Neurosia

No comment

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Quinling

I will ignore the specifics of the politics here and instead applaud koulamata's success in portraying one person's impression of the events and feelings leading up to the recent riots. This sharing of personal perspective and emotion is, in my opinion, one of the most important functions of true art. That koulamata has achieved this within the limitations of the software has impressed me greatly. Aside from being emotionally moved, I was left with both the sense that I now understood some of the reasons for these events (even if only those of a minority of those involved) and a desire to discover more about what happened from other perspectives (including those of people who criticise this film for 'bias' or 'inaccuracy').
If one thing is clear from this film it is that koulamata is passionate about its subject matter and wants to use this medium to emotionally inform people about events from his own point of view. That s/he has made this so clear within this 13 minutes while making the story involving, easy to follow and, for some of us, even tear-jerking, leads me to consider koulamata as the Oliver Stone of the TM world.
I can find no major flaws in this film which are not shared by nearly all other TM films, while koulamata has demonstrably expanded the scope of what people might expect of this medium. I therefore feel little choice in awarding this film a full five stars.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- richard777666

Wow. Very moving, very powerful and very topical. I loved it. I really hope no one gives this a bad rating beacause it was so good.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- HCBOURBON

La 5eme etoile si tu mets des dialogues en francais.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- Katah

I don't see what the big deal is. I didn't like it but gave 2 stars for effort.

Posted on December 3, 2005
- SirReel

2 stars for the effort but the idea behind it couldn't be further away from the truth. Immigrants including alot I know get the respect and depending on their education get good jobs. As far as i'm concerned the rioters were idle hoodlums ready to riot just for the sake of it. I respect minorites as should everyone but the rioters who are illegal immigrants should be deported and the ones caught should get 10 years in prison . Personal responsibity isn't taken seriously enough. Make France better not worse.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- ZombieBaz

I'm new and I've just spent a little while browsing some movies, and I have to say that this is one of the best put together I've seen, a great film showing off well what this game can do. I thought the music was especially well placed. Like others I did find the subtitles a bit fast, and I kept having to look away from the action to quickly read them.

A very thoughtfully put together movie, I watched these riots play out on the news here in the UK recently and you do them justice, although I have to say that this short does seem a little one side at times. No bad thing since this isn't a documentary, and you got your opinion across so very well.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- minifilmcritic

Incredible. Absolutely INCRREDIBLE! This is beuty. The anger. The violence! The emotion! Wow. You my, fellow movie maker, are the definition of artist. WHen I first heard of the riots in France, I have to admit, that I didn't care very much but now I feel like crying for the unjustified. Please, keep up the amazing work. WOW!

Posted on December 2, 2005
- DrMovie

Overall, a very well done movie that builds up suspence to a climax. Keeps you entertained throughout teh whole thing. 5 stars for entertainment value.

Deducting 1 star however due to the lack of voice acting and poorly edited subtitles. I realise your english isnt your primary language, however that doesn't change the fact that the subtiteles are substandard.

Total: 4 stars - bravo

Posted on December 2, 2005
- dh216832

3 stars for great presentation with the toolset. Not a five star because the story is one sided. Deeper intellectual self study could have been effected by showing conflict with racist ideas within each group. Racism is never cut and dried. In fact here in the states, much of it is "taught" at an early age - on BOTH sides of the issue. As it is in the simplistic view given here, you're simply going for pure emotional reaction, which never generates long term change. I'm assuming of course one purpose of the film is to raise awareness of conditions in France. Great use of the tool though - I applaud what is obviously a dedicated effort.

Posted on December 2, 2005
- Hell_Mariachi

No comment

Posted on December 2, 2005
- perfect_p

very impressive, although I don't agree with all the politics in the film, it still is a strong impassioned look at France and its polictal system

Posted on December 1, 2005
- NoblePiranha

"The French Democracy" is a bittersweet, compassionate work of the greatest seriousness. It's wonderful to see games like "The Movies" turned into a tool to convey a real message from someone who knows. All throughout, I could see this focus that the film had on its characters. The camera cared for them; however, we could use less close-ups. Although the ending seemed to have lost its organization a bit, I admire the movie as a whole as quite an accomplishment.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Lossen51

great

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Meowan

Great movie! Very good content!

Posted on December 1, 2005
- LssL

Good, although a bit simplistic.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Lefthander

Very well done, extremely good editing. Your editing reeally clears it out who is talking now, a problem quite common when using subtitles. Only problem was the speed of the subtitles. its the first time i have seen +10 min movie without loosing interest. Very nice with the big buildup before the riots. It makes the motives very clear. 4 stars for an outstanding film with minor flaws.

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Captain_Caccapantos

No comment

Posted on December 1, 2005
- Loyd2000

BRAVO!! BRAVO!! Great movie with a powerful message.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Amstorm

Oh my god.

I'm from brazil and i had saw this things....and this movie are...oh my god, you are the best.

V-E-R-Y G-O-O-D

Posted on November 30, 2005
- Zyron

WOW , very touched by your film. It really showed a range of emotion. Tells a good lesson in our time weather your in France or USA or any where:) thanks for making such a great powerful film.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- HZ_MonorailMan

Wow. Just wow. Not only a great use of The Movies, but a great story, and a great fight is waging right now. Best Movie I've seen, period. Good struggle. Let's hope that everything turns out okay.

Posted on November 30, 2005
- DelScorcho

Excellent script. You should fix the problems and speed of the subtitles and re-submit this. Besides that, good work.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- Yeevle

Thankyou

Posted on November 29, 2005
- JKjunior

Very good movie. For the political message i give you 3 stars. Nevertheless the subtitles were too fast, could hardly read them. But this should be a MAJOR point when trying to deliver a political situation - People should be able to read your message too...

Posted on November 29, 2005
- ellixan

Amazing. The most shocking part to me was the administration's inability to recognize the root of the problem. Barring the blazingly fast subtitles in some parts, the movie was excellent.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- calgacus

fist up i have to say that this was an excellent peice of film making, very well put together(and slight spelling mistakes aside) excellently scripted. unfortunately as its being touted as 'educational' i HAVE to mark it down. the reason for this is the movie is EXTREMELY one sided in its point of view. now i have no doubts that probably everything said in it is likely true, but that doesnt change the fact that it is only ONE half of the arguement. as an example of this, i fairly recently visited a white relative in france, and we were forced to run in fear of our lives from 'coloured' youths who attacked us with absolutely no provocation. and i know also that alot of the 'racial' abuse portrayed in the movie by the police, is actually carried out against all youths regardless of colour religion etc. so due to the factual inaccuracies and blatant unobjective view i had to mark down my review score to reflect this. i only hope that not everyone is a short sighted as the movie maker, and that people watching this movie are able to realise that theres 2 sides to every story. not all white french are bad and racists, and not all coloured french or foreign immigrants are good or 'not' racists. i have been subject to plenty of racial abuse from'coloured' people, and have never in my life subjected anyone else to such abuse.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- Ade Moore

Very good. Clever, educational, and moving. The subtitles were a little too fast in places though.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- Vismund

Great that a serious movie was created. But the scenes could have used more cutting for additional fluidity and the subtitles went by too fast. A for effort, C for execution.

Posted on November 29, 2005
- jaa93

Franchement mec moi qui vient du 93 pantin , je dois dire que ton film poto il est stylé , tu l'as bien fait et franchement ta eu une bonne idée de faire se film en plus ta prit le temps et le soin de le faire !!! Respect a toi !! voila quoi ta assuré allez Ciao ++

Posted on November 28, 2005
- mikepoop

gripping and fasinating now I know what is going on in your country
PS. I did not have time to read some of the subtitles

Posted on November 28, 2005
- caull

Simply great! It shows that this new medium "Machinima" has the same power as all other mediums: it gives you a voice, it shows your way of perception.
To use this game to make a political statement is simply a great idea.
And, if this were not enough, you also have a great talent for film-making. The scenes are superb, with lot of care spend on details.
This movie shows the possibilities of The Movies engine.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- matiasdf

No comment

Posted on November 28, 2005
- aylora

No comment

Posted on November 28, 2005
- TinyPirate

Simply superb. You highlighted the issues 2nd Generation kids feel. Their parents were happy for any work, but the 2nd Generation don't expect such a hard glass ceiling. Great editing and use of scenes and sets, well told story and I spent time watching this that I meant to spend watching one of my favourite shows! For those interested in the issues, the Economist had an excellent article about the problem recently.

Posted on November 28, 2005
- epiderma

it's obvious that you care a lot about it. Awesome work.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- splintercell41

wow i'm very impressed by this movie. not only is it well made but it also sends a very important political message. i really admire "koulamata" (the guy who made this short movie) for taking the time and actally thinking about what's going on in this world and sharing his thoughts with us. i can't agree with you more. there is a lot of racism and discrimination in this world especially towards muslims and colored people. i agree with hhh who says that "mindless burning and killing is not the awnser" but a serious action needs to be taken. unfortunately, bush seems to think that violence and mindless killing is going to solve everything and thousands of innocent muslims in iraq and elsewhere are dying because of that. anyhow, good job "koulamata". i hope these problems are resolved soon. thank you for this very smart movie.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- hhhh

I am giving this 3 stars for one important thing: the message this movie sends. Now I agree that the things that these black people are going through is very bad, but the mindless burning and killing is not the awnser. With this movie it almost seems like you are trying to justify them using violence, which is not right. They may have been discriminated, but that is no excuse to violently riot. As they say, two wrongs do not make a right.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- manwee

Very very nice and with a clear ending that hit the right spots and the overall problem..

Good job... :D

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Leonid

No comment

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Satansmunchkin

Awesome, truly stunning take on things, highlights a valid point about the french mentality. However lost a star because i felt personally it lacked a sparkto keep me hooked all the way through. But a great movie non the less!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Maitey

Wow very powerful film! Normally dont give 5 for no VOs but understand the language barrier and this was just very moving! Great politcal commentary on your situation in france!! Excellent!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Floppe

J'ai mis 3 étoiles même si j'aurais préféré en mettre 3,5.
D'un pont de vue technique, c'est très bien réalisé, les plans s'enchaîne avec fluidité, aucun problème de cohérence. Les décors sont biens choisis (excepté la forêt au début).

Par contre au niveau du message, ça manque un peu de nuance, je trouve. Pour les problèmes de logement, d'obtention d'un travail, ça me paraît très vrai et je suis complétement d'accord. Mais la police est un peu trop caricaturale, elle est présentée comme composée essentiellement de policiers racistes et violents, ce qui n'est pas le cas.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- BADTOTHEBONES

No comment

Posted on November 27, 2005
- ArtificialArtist

well done!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- giammo

good work! nice idea!

Posted on November 27, 2005
- hudders

Interesting.
I can forgive the bad english subtitles and the, frankly, awful musical score but the props and sets were poorly picked in my opinion. Was the power station supposed to be in some kind of jungle?

Posted on November 27, 2005
- jaapkrull

VERY GOOD AND POWERFUL MESSAGE

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Dark_Mace

beautiful.
But i hate the music...the music destroyed the atmosphere...i HATED the music..it was horrible.
But the story more then makes uyp for antyhign. This is without a doubt the best story on here, and its really well told...i really loved this, and for sure this will rise to number 1.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- kardoc

No comment

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Scorberg

Very good.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- peterkmoch

This movie is amazing. I was actually moved watching it.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- J-McNulty

Vraiment un bon film.

Bonne réalisation dans l'enchainement des scènes et le choix des décors.

Je regrette juste l'absence d'une sélèction perso pour la musique.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- camfromthecity21

polarize, UK USUALLY polarise

verb {T}

to cause something, especially something that contains different people or opinions, to divide into two completely opposing groups:
- The debate is becoming polarized and there seems to be no middle ground.

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Eakster

Alas the problems are the same in many countries..
What goes around comes around, as they say
Very nicely put together

Posted on November 27, 2005
- 110178

techniquement pas grand chose a dire (voire rien) c'est du tres tres beau boulot,bien foutu et sur une durée assez longue;Bravo.
Maintenant sur le contenu c'est autre chose je trouve ton traitement de la question(tout méritoire et casse gueule qu'il soit)un peu trop a la Luc Besson,c'est a dire d'un coté les gentils de la banlieue qui sont tous malhereux mais tous honnetes (j'exagere a peine)contre les mechantes autorités où tout le monde est sadique et raciste,un peu simpliste a mon gout.
Encore une fois ton film a le mérite d'exister et le sujet est loin d'etre facile,alors pour ça je te félicite,moins pour le reste mais c'est mon avis
Bonne continuation

Posted on November 27, 2005
- Loremaster

I don't quite know what to say. Powerful, emotional, moving, at the same time very controlled and calculating in its presentation. Calmly and steadily filmed and true to the events we have witnessed a few weeks ago.

Thank you.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- JiveGuy

No comment

Posted on November 26, 2005
- darkwolfe

Moving story koulamata. I've heard about the riots in France and the situation between many of the poor Muslems and the rest of French society. It's a pity the major news networks in America barely paid attention to this. The only thing the news here reported was that "youths" were rioting. I think it won't be too long before we see such mass riots over here due to the immigration issues in the States as well.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- vzett90

Great. just great... Amazing job.. The best documentary I saw yet about that conflict. This is better than any news on the tv!!! Keep it up!

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Nikle-dimus

Nice... a film ABOUT something. Kept me glued. High praise for your film. High indeed. I guess my constructive criticism is that the subtitles move way too fast, especially at the end, and the music seems off in some places (tough to pull that off). But you've made a great, and need I say Important, film. Good stuff.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Drexx

Brilliant! A very powerful movie you've made here. Something like this needed to be made and you did it. A fantastic social commentary. GREAT job. 5/5 stars.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- LeKing56

C'est dommage qu'il n'y aie pas de voix parce que sur ce genre de film on arrive mal à accrocher avec des sous-titres. De plus, la majorité passe beaucoup trop vite et ça gâche le film qui est cependant très bien réalisé.

J'enlève une autre étoile parce que tous les casseurs sont noirs, et tous les flics sont blonds et rasistes. Faut quand même pas pousser !

Posted on November 26, 2005
- la_quiche

No comment

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Spinkjen

wow! i am out of words!!!! amazing! wery good work on this film :D :D

Posted on November 26, 2005
- plupi

Super job on the video. It helped me to understand.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- woodytree

people are afraid to 1 star this because it deals with racism, I'm not

Posted on November 26, 2005
- James_dude

An absolutely stunning film, the best I've seen yet and so incredibly well put together. It's just amazing.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Julius-Nikolaus

Un très grand film...J'ai adoré.C'est triste et très puissant : cela représente bien la situation actuelle.Sarko qui monopolise la parole...Et qui fait que des conneries...Pas mal, la scène du Transfo, et celle de la tchatche sur msn. Vraiment, excellent ! Ne tire pas en longueur...

Pour moi, ce film est celui qui, le plus, porte un message ! Celui au travers duquel on ressent le plus de choses...

Posted on November 26, 2005
- LLspeedy

(i will try to speak french as i know a little) C'est extra!! C'est Genial!!(sorry thats all)

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Artifice7

I applaud your effort and understand your intent. However, there were some inaacuraties put there to sway people's opinions. When you are writing a story based on current events, be factual. The 2 kids who were electrocuted were not being chased by the police. The police were in pursuit of other people. The kids thought they were being pursued by the police and hid where they shouldn't. The riots aren't happening in suburbs all over France. There happening mostly with very few exceptions in southern Paris suburbs. There was an exaggeration on police brutality. I don't fault you for this but I think you made this change to appeal to Ams and Brits who have recently experienced terrorist attacks. Hwr, most of the rioters are Arabs muslim and some black muslims. So the people who feel that they are being discriminated against are mostly muslims not necessarily black.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Fierce_Productions

A controversial film, i see. But overall, it's efforts like this that get people talking about the state of their democracies and whether equality is real force in their society (not just France). I think the issues are a little deeper than this, but i can't blame the director for having an opinion that falls on the side of the oppressed ethnicities of France's inner cities. Brave film making, although it got very sentimental towards the end it has made it's point well.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- DNR

Great Movie with a point nuff' said

Posted on November 26, 2005
- AlbinoBob

I give a 3.5 rating on this movie. Film and soundtrack editing was above average, the characters was good enough to get the plot moving until the end. I won't judge the movie based on the subject since a director can choose which side of the medal he wants to portray the actual event.

The subtitles went too fast though.

J'aurais aimé avoir des voix en francais par exemple, ca aurait surement amener encore plus de tension dans ton film!

Posted on November 26, 2005
- ecjs

Ce film véhicule de nombreuses idées fausses sans l'indiquer :
Primo, les policiers n'ont pas poursuivi les jeunes.
Deuxio, un transformateur EDF, ce n'est pas une cabane. Sans même toucher quoi que ce soit, on peut se faire électrocuter, puisque l'air est électrisé autour du transformateur.
Tertio, Sarko n'a pas utilisé le terme de karcher suite à cet incident, il l'avait utilisé avant.
Quatro, pourquoi montre-t-on uniquement des noirs dans ce film, c'est très réducteur et même discriminant !
Cinquièmement, les policiers ne tirent pas à balle réelle sur les gens qu'ils veulent interpeller (dans le film, on ne comprend pas bien que les personnages font courir des rumeurs, cela devrait être clairement indiqué).
Dans ce film, les policiers sont tous blonds, racistes et d'une violence extrême et les dealers sont tous noirs. Je trouve ça dingue de faire un film aussi infamant !

En outre, il n'y a pas eu de rendez-vous pris par les casseurs.
Le premier soir, 20 personnes dans une cité
Le second soir, 100 personnes dans une cité
Puis toutes les bandes de cités un peu partout ont commencé à tout casser.

Enfin, aucune allusion n'est faite à l'apparence de concours du nombre de voitures brûlées entre les bandes des différentes cités, et l'influence qu'ont eue les médias sur les casseurs.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Jonkerz

It takes guts to make a political movie. To bad your skills don't match your guts.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Jojje

I'm happy I live in Sweden. They whant others to think we are perfect and have no problems. But everyday this kind of problem grow. I hope this will never happen here. Great movie. The subtitle was a bit fast.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Guiguithos

Chacun ses avis sur le probleme des banlieux... mais ce que l on juge là c est davantage le film ou du moins le documentaire (à la michael moore) qui est vrmt excellent ! alors encore un grand bravo !

Posted on November 26, 2005
- BLODe

No comment

Posted on November 26, 2005
- stumpythefrog

No comment

Posted on November 26, 2005
- kazekwok

good story but need voice actor

Posted on November 26, 2005
- northmeister

Interesting movie...but both sides should be shown to be fair and balanced. The French people have a right to their identity and when you take a country that is essentially celtic and germanic in its origins and that has been so for over two thousand years or more...and infuse into it ethnicities that do not want to embrace the French way of life, or do not fit that identity...you are bound to create problems...France is not America or the Western Hemisphere...Here in America we have people from all over the world, and have had our problems...still do sometimes...but we assimilate (or use to) those who come as we are from the outset an adaptable nationality...Our national identity is united behind ideas and proportionality (as established through history)...But our proportions are worldwide in their nature...not so France, or Germany, or Britain, or for that matter South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, or China or Japan...enough said...there is more to this issue...Overall though to see Paris burning is sad, and as an American to see people as in this movie, denied opportunities is as sad and unjust....for a proud (if not sometimes overly so) people like the French. (Further many of the immigrants to France are Muslims in a predominately Roman Catholic culture and country, again having been this for roughly two thousand years or so, when the celtic Gauls converted to Christianity under the Romans)...'enough said.

Posted on November 26, 2005
- Saskro

Awesome! I just wanted to take a short look but couldn`t stop watching! I followed the whole tragedy in the newspapers in the last weeks, and your summary is superb. Given the limitations of the game it`s even better. I don`t think that violence is the solution to any problem, but I liked how you showed the backrounds of the unfair treatment of african people in France to make their riots at least understandable.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- jenhow

The story representing a great deal of what led up to the riots was very well done and more than make up for the problems with the subtitles. A well deserved five star movie.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- MaxTO

Very nice job !!!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Its

Wow. Very informative. Nice insider view.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Cervo

Vraiment excellent ! Non seulement les faits sont racontés avec précision mais ils sont bien reliés entre eux pour bien faire comprendre le pourquoi de ce qu'il se passe actuellement, et en plus la réalisation est très bonne (mention spéciale pour la fin), pas de temps mort et la musique va bien avec le reste. Vraiment du très bon travail. Félicitations !

Posted on November 25, 2005
- MatteoMarco

No comment

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Tellmore

no voiceover. not good..

Posted on November 25, 2005
- CAHETEL

Espèrons que ce film apporte l'espoir qu'il nous donne à la fin.
Hope that this movie give us more hope in the future.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Ahmadi_Productions

nice attempt. that is a succesful film

Posted on November 25, 2005
- MrPink2234

No comment

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Streberking

trés bien!!!
But I had seen a better film about this conflict: la haine by mathieu kassovitz (its ten years old and still actual).
we got these conflict in every part of western europe and Im sorry for you that it explodet in your country.
I know its difficult to make a mvie like this with the movies cause there are no "ghetto-sets".
please keep on making these grate films :)

Posted on November 25, 2005
- carcarcar

great movie and very informative because i knew there were riots but i didnt know why exactly.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- RolandHulme

Brilliant.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- luther_blissett

a fantastic film - only 4 stars because its emotional power is at times hampered by somewhat random editing and poor subs - otherwise awesome!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Nee

Excellent, a very impressive use of the game. This is probably the first film I've seen on here to explore such serious issues, that it does it so well is a credit to koulamata. This telling of the events surrounding the riots in an online format is even more interesting given the many digital tools that the rioters used to communicate and organise en masse, (as mentioned in the film).

Posted on November 25, 2005
- something1

No comment

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Johnny__Jones

You deserve four stars because you did an amazing movie, but you've only shown one side of the conflict. And a twisted one. I live in a city that faces these kind of problems and there is real scum rotting there. A lot of immigrants that don't wanna work, don't wanna adapt, don't wanna play by the rules. It's also the good immigrants' job to admit some of them are causing real trouble before we start picking the good apples from the bad ones.

Anyway, good movie.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- John_Wayne90

Very good, sad but states a point. You did good representing all sides of the story. I applaud you on making this movie. 5 stars out of 5

Posted on November 25, 2005
- maaskant

No comment

Posted on November 25, 2005
- aurelienl

manque total d'objectivité!!!

Posted on November 25, 2005
- losc

trop long a mon gout

Posted on November 25, 2005
- alanbowman

Really, really good. A bold and beautifully shot film

Posted on November 25, 2005
- jishin75

Good movie, bien fait. A little too forced, as you know nothing is completely Black o completely White. Don't make the same mistake o the mistakers.
Good job.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- Blackers333

Bloody brilliant. One of very few films which express real emotion by use of actors. Well done.

Posted on November 25, 2005
- kimmie21

tres bien!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- dpeterkin_one

Great Film! If you want to be the best you need to learn from the best. I got a lot of pointers from yur style of production! Keep em coming!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- ukfun14

SUPERB, Beautifully written and executed.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- larnaut

Bravo !!! De loin ce que j ai vu de meilleur sur the movie.
Beaucoup de talent !
La cause est juste et traitée sans démagogie, ce qui n'est donné qu aux artistes.
Chapeau bas.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- DUX

Muy bueno. Perfect

Posted on November 24, 2005
- levilewis

I learnt more watching your movie than I have done watching the news reports on television. The media seem to act like they don't know what's going on in France, so thanks for imforming us in such a creative way! Bon appetit!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Eternal_Falcon

AWESOME production. I would say this is not a movie made in The Movies: this is a real story movie made with total and unbeliave excelence.
The movie says for it own, I'm really out of words.
GREAT job!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- MakeMike94

Vraiment pas mal, tu décris très bien ce qui se passe en France. Evite quand même de faire l'impasse sur un autre côté des émeutes : des gens innocents se retrouvent sans voiture, voire sans maison.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- RapidDry

.... Film with a view ....

Story.... 5.0 Well presented story of recent events.
Editing.. 4.5 Very well edited...Some subs. fly by to fast.
Voices... 4.0 Not provided, but it doesn't take away from power of story.
Sounds... 4.0 Above average use of music and effects.
Lean..... 5.0 I didn't love it, but the films power and emotion is great.

Final rating... 4.5 The film is exicuted extremely well...Recommended.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Boopopala

Interesting.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Prouf_Poutiev

super travaille, c'est marrant j'avais justement l'idée de faire un film sur ce sujet qui se serait intitulé"France riots" mais bon je vois que ca a été fait et mm tres bien fait ( pour ma part j'aurais utilisé le starmaker pr faire apparaitre sarkosy, villepin et chirac, ca aurait donné plus d'authenticité, mais vous inquiétez pas j'ai un film en prepa ac ces acteurs(vs saviez pas que Chirac était un excellent comédien unh???....quoi que...on s'en doutai...

Posted on November 24, 2005
- gooneybird71

Beautifully written and executed. Like a great film it is timely. I highly recommend for everyone who watches this film to show it to at least one more person. The problems in France and not singular to France, they exist to some degree in every nation of the European Union. The future is ours together, nothing will change that.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- jorge_2

Esta es una película que refleja muy bien la realidad.
¡Muy bien hecho!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Hero164

Before I kick off.. Bravo for tackeling a topic in such a way... Brilliant Film

Plot and Dialogue - Fantasticly woven together - 5
Sound - Good music - 3
Editing - Fatastically put together - 5
Wow Factor - WOW - 5
Originalty - Brilliant look at tackling a difficult issue raises the bar for us all. -

Overall 4.6 - 5 One of very few 5's I have given, a must see amazing film.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- YONDERBOY

I agree with what a lot of the people reviewing this have said. However... the power, passion, and artistic merit of this film are seriously marred by the lack of technical practice. Subtitles go past *way* to fast. I had to pause just to read a lot of the time. I'm taking the wild guess and guessing that you're french. The errors of the english language are perfectly acceptable given this. If english is a fluent language for you however, you really should have cleaned this up a lot more.

So... to paraphrase... great flick. Powerful. Liked the fact that it has a message. The lack of technical skill detracts from that message unfortunately. I think this could have used a few more run throughs before uploading. I hope you understand that this is all meant constructively. However... keep 'em coming cuz I like your stuff!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- anthooo

Tres bon pour la realisation, je lui enleve une etoile pour la maniere dont son "victimiser" les emeutiers, et la maniere de caricaturer la "french democracy"
ca aurais ete humoristique, ca serais passer, mais la pas vraiment.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Saireul

On film au principe informatif très bien vu, même si les évènements sont simplifiés.
Mais l'histoire est bien menée et le montage bon, ce qui en fait pour moi un très bon film.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- SteveMyrtle

wow! great movie!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- Mickmacca

Well done,very very good movie

Posted on November 24, 2005
- docontheweb

Awsome movie! This movie totally gave me a boost of confidence. Thanks koulamata!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- KodenKabau

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Great movie, very moving.

Posted on November 24, 2005
- FilmForge_Studios

As an American outsider I've always been disappointed by what I've learned about French social politics in my Comparitive Government classes. The French, as well as the rest of Europe, seem to have huge problems integrating immigrants into their society. Unlike American issues with racism, our minorities have typically shared our same religion, language, and general culture. Not to mention France's attitude towards "keeping France French" isn't helping matters. I hope you're ready for Le Pen after this mess. Great movie, well done, 5 stars!

Posted on November 24, 2005
- gun_crazyfr

13 minutes, ce n'est pas trop long pour ce film explicatif, qui revient sur les événements français de novembre. Ce film a le mérite de mettre en lumière les vraies causes des émeutes banlieusardes. De plus, il est fort bien réalisé, et exploite à fond les capacités du logiciel.
J'espère que ce film social aura la diffusion qu'il mérite. Bravo!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- PimpPanda

A very good film definately worthy of the charts.

This is to some of the nay-sayers of other comments:

This film was not exaggerated. The only problem is that France isn't really stepping back into Racism it's just Racism has always been a problem there.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- cecilbdemovies

Such a passionate film, incredible in its emotional power. Truly inspired, it communicates a message without being sentimental or preachy. Well done!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- simon6611

Very good film

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Samii

Great movie

Posted on November 23, 2005
- JACKRABBIT

Indeed, pretty good. Not really got more to add that has not been said already.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Lyhkyh

Bravo ! Excellent film... et dire que 78% des français approuvent la façon dont Sarko a géré la "crise" (je fais parti des 22% restants). Cependant je trouve dommage que ceux qui ont participés à cette "révolte" se soient attaqués à tout et n'importe quoi. Ils auraient mieux fait de brûler la voiture de Sarko ou celles de patrons qui les auraient refusés à cause de leur origines.
-1 parce que c'est vrai que tu n'as pas pensé à ceux victimes de ces violences mais qui n'étaient pourtant pas auteur des discriminations.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Kamduras

J'ai pas aimer parce que tu t'es mis du cote de la minorité, tu n'as pas montrer l'homme qui s'est fait tabasser a mort devant sa femme et sa fille et egalement le bus dont un handicapé a recu un [bad-word!]tail molotov ... c'est dommage mais la France n'est pas le bronx !

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Jamie Durrant

A powerful film and very educational as I was not aware of how the current problems in France started off. Well done !

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Michanist

This movies is extremely excellent and deserves to be in the charts. I actually normally don't watch movies longer than 5 minutes, but I'm lucky I made an exception for this one.
Content: This is actually the first movie that did touch me emotionally. Thanks for spreading us the truth. The army won't solve the racism, it's all of us who have to "fight" for it.
Music and montage where also quite perfect, amazing effort you made here.
Bien fait !

Posted on November 23, 2005
- PulpFiction1

This movie contains some very good editing and usage of the movie making tool. But you're story has flaws: you portray the situations in your movie as situations that are common in your country, but these are exceptions: not everybody acts like this and it doesn't happen all the time! You should have changed the title to the French Riots, not the French Democracy. But overall a good movie, keep up the good work.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Youven

Je félicite ton geste, c'est une excellente idée. Et le film est assez bien foutu en soit. Tu es le futur Mickael Moore je crois lol

Posted on November 23, 2005
- castlenaze

Excellent film. Topical, extremely well thought out, put together and edited. Absolutely top class. Very well done.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- coppensmichel

i live with you, nice work, you capterd the situation completly

Posted on November 23, 2005
- MausStudio

Sorry but thst bullshid. I have break until 4 Min because i can t read any subtitels. There so fast that nobody can read this. The 5 Stars here are fakes, Nobody of tham has show the mowie, they give the 5 stars in hope that they become the same votes from you.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Gaug

Very moving, I am sorry to hear of the troubles in France, all the best from an American family - Good luck!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- lordbu

Just awesome, powerful and probably many people will not understand it. And its not only a problem of race, but of religion and mainly poverty in rich countries. Foreigners have it very hard in many many places. Spread the word ^^

Posted on November 23, 2005
- vanfly

Oui pour la forme mais non, non et non pour le fond.
Dans le commentaire du film, tu veux que le monde sache ce qu'il se passe en France, mais là tu vas trop loin. On croierait un reportage de CNN ou NBC complétement subjectif pour faire croire au monde entier que la France brûle. Les problèmes que tu évoques sont des sujets malheureusement bien réels mais là c'est trop caricaturale, on dirait un film sur les USA dans les années 30 et le message tombe à l'eau. Dommage !

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Mordamir

No comment

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Matneee

I'm truly astounded! I have, of course been following the events on BBC News24, but it's interesting to see the views of someone closer to the situation in this remarkable creation. Has racial segregation really become that bad in France? I urge people to watch this - it's one of the few I've seen that will really make you think. The only niggle is that the subtitles are sometimes to fasr - I read very quickly and was sometimes strugling to keep up.

Quite simply brilliance in digital cinema.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Bobaninho

good movie I liked it!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- JimmyM

Truly a wonderful movie.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Ingamosch

good work. nice cuts

Posted on November 23, 2005
- Hank_Scorpi0

good movie

Posted on November 23, 2005
- MaxRebessi17

Fast subtitles is the only problem. Real good movie indeed! I hope that in France the situation is not THAT bad, otherwise it would really be horrible. Other than that, I liked the film and the dialogues. Really well done!

Posted on November 23, 2005
- CCCPstarscream

Amazing movie, thank you for making this. It is very sad that people in the world still have to deal with racist issues such as this. I recommend this for all to watch to help grasp the troubles that our occuring around the world at this very moment. All the hurt that is caused in the name of anti-terrorism, we are stepping away from freedom, we can't let them push us forever.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- killershrew

Excellent. Powerfull. Well shot, well edited. Slight translation problems can be overlooked.

Posted on November 23, 2005
- KingJumbo155

.............there is no way your situation is anywhere near that bad. Heading BACK into racism? There is no way that people as a whole are that stupid after such strong pushes were made for equal rights I'm sorry but this greatly exagerrated

Posted on November 22, 2005
- MoZirry

excellent, very good social commentary! kudos!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- HyperGnome

Bravo! Bravo! Wow, very moving. And you laid it out so well! A great example of a movie not needing VO when it has such a powerful message!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Happy_Schman

I don't what to say about this other than WOW!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Smellfire

Excellent, immigration in England and France is a very hot topic atm, and after the recent french riots you can see that the government there really cant handle the situation. Well done on bringing a hot topic into light with a very well made film.

Good job.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- novotny

Very nice! The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that several subtitles went by way too fast to read. The timing could be better. Otherwise it was great!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Vincho

Félicitations car c'est la première oeuvre faite avec ce jeu que je pourrais qualifier de film (dans celles que j'ai vues évidemment). Il y a une vraie construction, de vraies idées, et tu fais la preuve que l'on peut être raccord entre les scènes: chapeau.
Maintenant je serai plus nuancé sur le contenu, tu te déclares porte parole en sachant que tu as un auditoire étranger, tu prétends pouvoir expliquer le pourquoi du comment... Tâche ardue s'il en est. A mon humble avis on frôle quand même la caricature, que ce soit de la police ou bien des jeunes, et tu n'abordes que l'angle du racisme, mais ton film est intéressant.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- gamedude15

that really shows discrimination and out lines it
it should stop
i even like that part at the end where you compared equality and freedom to lies and discriimination
very touching

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Invent_Productions

a wonderful personal statement and well worth watching. very well done.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- BudSpencer80

Félicitations, sa relate bien les faits qui nous ont était fourni. je veut la version française lol

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Augie64

This was truely magnificent. Passion shown as only the French can. I am truely sad, that the French must go through what they are going through. America has seen the same, It is not a pleasant time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- DRAKKHEIM

Wow.
Excellent use of editing etc etc.
A movie with a purpose.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Strondor

Brilliant. A serious topical piece that is put togther with passion and technical perfection. Very powerful.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- eddyryan

not bad, bit deep for me though. Your english was terrible but it didnt ruin the film to much.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- capemedia

Very thought provoking, it looks this game is being used for all types of art, well done excellent.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- sparrowtm

Excellent work, it seems as if you put a lot of emotion into this film. Normally, I would not give out 5 stars if a movie is not voiceovered, but it would have been too much work to impersonate the various people. Keep it up, trés bon, monsieur!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- adam262

Amazing.not much more to say. A very powerful movie that pulls off what your trying to get out very well. I think the subtitles made it even better. Spelling threw me off some though.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Bija

Wow, excellent film! Tout est parfait! Réalisation, choix des plans et des scènes, la continuité visuelle. Vraiment excellent! Je comprends beaucoup mieux ce qui s'est réellement passé maintenant! (Je vis au Québec alors j'avais pas toutes les informations pour comprendre!)

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Nosfaya

Franchement chapeau je doit dire, d'avoir reussi a faire un film bien realisé en plus avec un scenario d'actualité. Manque plus que le doublage avec les voix et d'autres musique enfin bon ça c'est dommage avec les problemes de droit d'auteur mai sinon trés bien, pour moi le meilleur film que j'ai vu fait avec the movies.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- JustinThyme

Really enjoyed both the story and the images. Nice work!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- tkmaster

very well done...

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Dhoffrynlover

Good job! great movie

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Jilune

No comment

Posted on November 22, 2005
- SothisAmon

FANTASTIC great film, great idea and brilliantly pulled off.
I live in england and we have had the same situation in the past are heading for a similar situation again, the way you explored the feelings of the people while showing the tv propganda was spot on, we got news reports saying "this wouldnt happen here, cause we have this peice of paper blah" sounded like a scared govenment reaction.
Good social critism is hard enough, to use the tech of this game to make a film with good critism requires achnoledgement of the effort and achievement, Great job :)

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Cimmerz

There are a few spelling errors and grammatical errors, but as you said, English is not your Native language, and everything is still understandable. This is a really excellent piece of art. While many movies here on TMO are comedic (even the horror, action and romance movies), this one manages to never stray into the comedic zone, and keeps the attention to the clear message it's trying to say. Well done, and I hope this film opens many other people's eyes to the hardship's going on.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Hemingway

Evenly balanced view especially when all we hear in America is what we see in the news. Goood to get some perspective from outside the country.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- popobreng

No comment

Posted on November 22, 2005
- Arseur

Magnifique, tout simplement ! Very great job !

Posted on November 22, 2005
- DrAkeZ

Great stuff man. Subtitles were sloppy at parts, but overall a real political film.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- chickenwrangler

Sad. Very powerful, especially since you did not try to represent the struggle as just perfectly good people against perfectly evil people. Thank you for making this film.

Posted on November 22, 2005
- antoinetardif

Ouais fortiche. Dur dur comme sujet. Mais c'est très bien réalisé sans prendre trop parti non plus c'est ce qu'il fallait. C'est amusant de voir tout ça dans des décors américains en plus, la comparaison entre les deux pays est si facile...Bon allez, jte rajoute une étoile car t'es quand même au dessus du lot!

Posted on November 22, 2005
- PeppieTSO

OH YAHH!!! I love this movie you did a great Job ... I cant wait for part 2 w00t! :D

Posted on November 22, 2005