DEMONS IN PARADISE

By Jude RATNAM

SISTER PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

In 1983, a Sri Lankan Tamil boy escapes an ethnic massacre by fleeing on a train. Now 30 years later a filmmaker, he boards a new train to revisit the recently ended civil war that tore his country apart. How does a country stop the cycle of fear and violence when that‘s all they‘ve ever known?

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Festival de Cannes 2017
Out of Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SRI LANKA
    • Languages
    • TAMIL
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jude RATNAM
    • Writer(s)
    • Isabelle MARINA, Jude RATNAM
    • Producer(s)
    • Julie PARATIAN (Sister Productions ), Jude RATNAM (Kritti a world of art)
    • Synopsis
    • Fleeing the ethnic massacre of the Tamils in 1983 as a five year old aboard a red train, Jude a filmmaker today traverses his country from south to north once more, to uncover the violence of his country that turned the ‘Tamil struggle’ for freedom into a form of terrorism. By convoking the unheard memories of some of his Tamil compatriots, mainly from the militant groups and the Tamil Tigers, he uncovers the fading traces of one of the maddest episode of our human history, opening up for a possible new era.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2013
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