A young filmmaker returns to the village where she was born – a hamlet in the north of France – to investigate a strange story about a terrorist threat. She starts with members of her own family, and doesn’t have to go much further.
The misunderstanding – as it turns out to be – shows above all how alarmist news items and political machinations in the cities can take on a life of their own, deep in the hinterland.
The result is a playfully unfolding narrative on family ties, as close as they are constricting. By adding a number of fictional elements to a real tale of her family, Dziurla-Petit is able to get closer to the essence. This hybrid form also reflects the position of the filmmaker herself: simultaneously intimately connected and an outsider.