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Theatrical release: 24th of September 2021

Release VOD: 17th of Januari 2022


Director: Eric Barbier

Cast: Jean-Paul Rouve, Isabelle Kabano, Djibril Vancoppenolle

Genre: Drama

Country: France, Belgium

Length: 111 min

Rating: 15 years


Synopsis: Ten year old Gabriel lives in a small country with big conflicts. His childhood in Burundi is, despite the problems of the world, carefree and adventurous. When conflicts in neighboring country Rwanda are escalated, Gabriel's life is changed forever. "Petit pays" takes place during the bloody years in the beginning of the 90s where the civil war in Rwanda led to one of the worst genocides in modern history. The film is based on the debut novel with the same name by Gaël Faye.

”Överväldigande stark och djupt mänsklig” - 5/5 Moviezine

”Skrämmande nära oss” - 4/5 Kulturbloggen          ”Engagerande” - 4/5 DN

”Lika delar viktig historielektion som fin barndomsskildring” - Aftonbladet

”Gediget omskakande filmdrama om etniska våldsdåd i Östafrika skildrat genom barns ögon” - 4/5 Filmeye

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