Love letters in Somalia  



Love letters in Somalia (1982)

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In this pretentious attempt to combine documentary scenes of Somalia's past and present economic and human tragedies with a highly personalized, private monologue, director and writer Frederic Mitterrand (nephew of François Mitterrand) becomes too self-absorbed and overly sentimental to pull off the experiment. Beginning with scenes of an unmade, empty bed, the narration reveals that a lover has just split for good, yet an assignment to cover events in Somalia has to continue. Those "events" include on-going starvation and disease, refugee camps filled with the human detritus of desert warfare, and interviews with Somali militarists -- raising the issue of exactly what type of personal narration could ever successfully play off the somber and depressing Somalian conflicts -- the very concept itself seems doomed from the beginning.

Director: Frédéric Mitterrand

Release Date: 1982-04-21
Status: Released
Run time: 95 min / 1:35
Production Companies : France 3 (FR 3), Les Films du Losange
Production Country: France
Release Date: 1982-04-21
Status: Released
Run time: 95 min / 1:35

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Frédéric Mitterrand
as Narrator (uncredited)

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Directing Frédéric Mitterrand Director
Writing Frédéric Mitterrand Writer
Sound Jean Wiener Original Music Composer
Camera John Cressey Director of Photography
Production Margaret Ménégoz Producer
Production Nicole Flipo Executive Producer
Editing Luc Barnier Editor

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