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The Mechanics of Things

DIRECTOR: Alessandra Celesia
101 minutes | FRANCE, Germany

It all began with:
A broken and battered father and his daughter who dreams of “fixing” him.
A cat falling from the 8th floor and becoming a paraplegic.
A medical experiment involving 12 paralysed people in China. A road accident in Italy.
And this is how The Mechanics of Things brought it all together in a crazy collective adventure to try and fix the unfixable.

About

Production: Films de Force Majeure, Dirk Manthey Film

Release: 6 décembre 2023

France distribution: Tangente Distribution

Gallery

Support

In coproduction with ZDF in collaboration with ARTE – La Lucarne Eurimages, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (dev. & prod.), CNC – Fonds d’aide à l’innovation, Film Commission Vallée d’Aoste, MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Ciclic (dev.), PROCIREP – Société des producteurs, ANGOA

Project selected at
Les Arcs – Work in Progress 2021, When East Meets West – EWA Recognition award 2021

Crew

Writer & Director Alessandra Celesia
Director of Photography François Chambe
Sound Engineer Marilou Cuffini-Fabre
Editor Nicolas Milteau
Postproduction coordinator Nora Bertone
Executive producer Luca Bich – L’Eubage
Production manager Jérôme Nunes
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Dirk Manthey

Technical sheet

Documentary
Format
HD
Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 101 minutes
Colour
Visa Number
154.839

FESTIVALS

Torino Film Festival (Italy)
Les Etats généraux du Film Documentaire – Lussas – Expériences du regard (France)