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DOCU/YOUNG

Axel and the True Story of an Imaginary Illness

director: Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru
France202052’
The movie is shown in original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles. To turn on the subtitles, click on the subs button in the lower right corner of the player, then select the language by pressing settings button next to it.
The movie is shown in original language with English and Ukrainian subtitles. To turn on the subtitles, click on the subs button in the lower right corner of the player, then select the language by pressing settings button next to it.
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The film is no longer available

Little Axel’s parents filmed the story of their son’s illness. After four years moving through hospitals, he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Axel’s life unfolds between an invisible epidemic and the imaginary pathology which is the disease. From other specialists and patients, the boy’s parents learn some information about the diagnosis which is not publicly known, which compels them to continue the double fight: against bacteria and against the medical system.

Director:

Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru

Producer:

Aurélie Angebault

Camera:

Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru

Sound:

Henri Puizillout

Editing:

Dorothée Lorang, David Beautru, Hoël Sainléger

Production:

Vivement Lundi !, France 3 Pays de la Loire

Ask the filmmaker

The film is available on the website of the online cinema until 23 April. 

Film of the DOCU/YOUNG programme

The programme includes two touching stories about growing up and about society’s perception of difference: the protagonists of the films are exploring their identity and trying to treat non-existent illnesses.

eng: Info

Learn more about the film on DOCUDAYS UA