Director(s): Raymond Depardon
Short synopsis : A new documentary by legendary filmmaker-photographer Raymond Depardon – where justice and psychiatry meet.
Long synopsis : Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. By law, the hospital has 12 days to bring each patient before a judge. Based on medical records and a doctor’s recommendations, a crucial decision has to be made – will the patient stay or leave? 12 DAYS after which lives can change forever. Granted access to these hearings for the first time, celebrated filmmaker/photographer Raymond Depardon captures these extraordinary encounters between justice and psychiatry. Astonishing, enlightening – a film that gives a voice to those who have previously been voiceless.
- Producer(s): Claudine Nougaret
- Director(s): Raymond Depardon
- DP: Raymond Depardon
- Original Music: Alexandre Desplat
- Original Title: 12 JOURS
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Production company: Palmeraie et Désert
- Production date: 2016
- Language: French