Vincent Detours & Dominique Henry
Nathalie Pimpurniaux, Catherine Montondo, Dominique Henry, Philippe
Catherine Montondo, Deniz
Koyuncu, Hamdam Saray, Jaseska Sijerčić, Osman Arnautović,
Denis Delcampe, Need
Li Wei (PCT
Cinéma-Télévision), Delphine Schmit (Perspective Films) Dyvia
Moulan, Kim Vanvolsom, Caroline Chisogne (Need
Productions); Isaline Laloire, Arlette
Mathy, Perspective Films;
Pierre-André Thiébaud, PCT
Arte, RTBF, TSR,
WIP, Serenpidity Films, Canvas
With the support of
Office Fédéral de la
Culture Suisse, the European Union MEDIA program,
producteurs, de l’ANGOA, de la bourse Brouillon d'un
rêve - SCAM, du Centre
du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel
Communauté Française de Belgique des
télédistibuteurs wallons et de la
Footage from Kaing Guek Eav's trail, a.k.a. Duch, were obtained from
Courts of Cambodia
Irtijal par Moufadhel Adhoum; Mâsar par Samir Joubran, Wissam Joubran
Moa Distribution (Switzerland), Doc
Sous la main de l'autre
2011, 89 min, 16/9,
color, HDcam. Arab, French, Khmer and Serbo-Croatian. Subtitled versions
in Dutch, English, French and German. Sales: Moa distribution (Switzerland), Doc
psychotherapies of people, whose lives are all but broken by acts of
extreme violence. As they slowly regain the confidence to speak, they
brought to face their unthinkable because inhumane past. To curb the
pain, to stay clear from insanity and
protect their loved ones from the rage that lies deep within, to be
and to be recognised are the goals they pursue. In the process, the
resurfaces, only this time his true nature is revealed. Just another
being who has been methodically shaped into a persecutor by a
destructive political system. In many ways, these therapies are a
political therapy for us all.
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Jury award at the Festival du Printemps des Arts en Résistance (France), nomination at the Magrittes du cinéma (Belgium) in the best documentary section,
Festival du Film et
Forum International sur les Droits Humains (Switzerland), Filmer à Tout Prix (Belgium), Images et Santé (Belgium), A nous de voir (France).
- Alternative site for this film
- In their hands has been
inspired by the book Bourreaux
Victimes by Françoise Sironi.
- Françoise Sironi was head of the centre d'ethnopsychiatrie
Georges Devereux, and is co-founder of the Association Primo Lévi.
- The film was shot in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Appartenances center, at
Cserveny practice and Dr Jean-Claude
Métraux practice. Appartenances is part of Support for Torture Victims, a consortium of four Swiss centers providing psychological support to torture and war victims.
- The International Council for the
Reabilitation of Torture Victims lists organisation providing
psychological assistance to torture victims.
- The film includes footage fromthe trail
of Duch, the
former head of Khmer
rouge concentration camp S21
in Cambodge. Duch was trailed
by the Extraordinary
Courts of Cambodia.
- Transcripts from the Khmer rouge leaders and many other documents are
available from the Cambodia
Trail Monitor. Duch's trail is summarized in the TV show Duch on
- The psychologal assessment of Duch for the
are in the
August 31st 2009 and September
1st 2009. Video recordings are available: part
1, part 2.
- The film features torture victims from
Bosnia-Herzegovinia, Camerun, Ivoiry Coast, Iraqui Kurdistan, Lybia,
Togo, Serbia and Uganda (DVD ematerial). The Serbian family was abused
by the mob, also a power structure resting on violence. Learn more on
Human Rigths in these countries from Human Rights Watch et Amnesty International.
- All patients in the film are asylm
seekers. In the past, several of them have been sent back in their home
countries and tortured again. Obtaining asylum is becoming tougher
all over Europe. Visit Human Rights Watch Asylum seeker page.
- The World
Organisation Against Torure as put an online campain
prohibition of torture, i.e. against the
legalization of torture.
Henry also directed Cuando empieza la noche (Quand commence la
nuit), a radio documentary on torture during Fujimori regime