Arlette. Courage Is a Muscle

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    Arlette. Courage Is a Muscle

    Directed by

    Germany, Switzerland, Central African Rep.

    2015

    84 min

    • French
    • German

    Documentary

    A young woman from the Central African Republic, whose knee is injured by a stray bullet, shows her agony on camera. Somebody in Germany sees the pictures and decides to get care for her. She therefore spends a year of her adolescence in a hospital room, with doctors, physiotherapists… and her desire to return to her home country. A surprising portrait overcome by an irresistible love of life.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Florian Hoffmann
    Cinematography
    Katharina Diessner
    Matilda Mester
    Editing
    Sven Kulik
    Music
    Martina Colli
    Production
    PS FILM GMBH
    Florian Hoffmann

    Florian Hoffmann

    Germany

    Florian Hoffmann was born in 1987 in Berlin. After his engagement as a development aid worker in West Africa, he completed his study in Social Anthropology and Social Sciences at the University of Basle (Switzerland). Meanwhile, he contributed to numerous documentary films as AD. Since 2011 he has been studying to be a director at the Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and now directs his own movies.