The Lost Boys of Mercury

A documentary film by Clémence Davigo

106 min / documentary / 2023

Production : Alter Ego / Lyon Capitale TV / with the participation of Tënk and Mediapart
International Sales : Andana Films

with the screenwriting support of CNC-FAIA
with the development support of Procirep-Angoa, Alca-Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Ciclic-Centre-Val de Loire Region and CNC-FAIA
with the production supports of Procirep-Angoa, CNC-FSA, Ciclic-Centre-Val de Loire Region and Alca-New Aquitaine Region

As children in the 50s to the 70s, Dédé, Michel and Daniel were sent to the Belle Étoile correctional facility run by the abbot Garin and located in the Savoie region of France. There, they were beaten, humiliated, starved and broken. With the help of director Clémence Davigo, they finally reunite to break their silence. A moving chronicle in search of memory and justice.

Press Kit: PDF
Press Reviews: PDF

Festival selections:
Visions du Réel / International competition – Switzerland – 2023
Etats généraux du film documentaire / Special Screenings - France - 2023

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