The Other Side

Directed by Roberto Minervini
Film Movement
2015
92 Minutes
France, Italy
English
Documentary
Not Rated

In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love; ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world; floundering young women and future mothers; and old people who have not lost their desire to live. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, renowned documentarian Roberto Minervini opens a window to the abyss of today's America.

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  • "...Minervini deserves credit for going where few high-minded filmmakers have gone before, revealing a side of Americana rarely seen onscreen."
    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
  • "...a soul-draining, feature-length look at the bastard stepchildren of the American Dream."
    Peter Debruge, Variety
  • "...an unflinching look at the unwholesome underbelly that, to the rest of the country’s chagrin, defines the Deep South."
    Amanda Waltz, The Film Stage

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