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Wild Bunch - 12 DAYS

Raymond Depardon




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Status: Completed

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
  • Image Ratio: 0.00