TOWARDS THE BATTLE
VERS LA BATAILLE
Around 1860, Louis, a photographer, convinces the general of the French army to send him to Mexico to photograph the colonial war which is ravaging the country. Once he is there, nothing goes as planned. Never at the right place at the right time to see the battles, Louis can't get a single picture of the war. But his encounter with Pinto, a Mexican peasant, changes his destiny. It leads him to discover neither glory nor wealth, but a way to confront the ghosts of his past.CINEMANIA's opinion :
A fascinating tale that plunges the viewer into an unknown slice of history: Napoleon III's French expedition into Mexico until 1867. This military intervention, concomitant with the American Civil War, ended with the downfall of the French Second Empire. A lovely film about the wandering of an idealistic young photographer admirably played by Malik Zidi (MARY CURIE, GAUGUIN - TAHITIAN VOYAGE).