Synopsis

Uganda, 1989. A young Acholi guided by spirits, Joseph Kony, forms a rebel movement against the government, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). An “army” that soon grows by abducting teenagers – more than 60 000 over 25 years. Geofrey, Nighty, Mike, and Lapisa are among these children, abducted at 12 or 13. Today, in their effort to rebuild their lives and go back to normal, they revisit the places that marked their stolen childhood. At the same time victims and murderers, witnesses and perpetrators of horrific acts they did not fully understand, they are forever the Wrong Elements that society struggles to accept. Meanwhile, in the immensity of the Central African jungle, the Ugandan army still continues to hunt the last scattered LRA rebels. But Joseph Kony is still on the run. 

Still copyrights : Bénédicte Kurzen/Marine Gautier

Format

Documentary

Director

Jonathan Littell

Cinematography

Joachim Philippe
Johann Feindt

Sound

Yolande Decarsin
Yves Coméliau

Film Editor

Marie-Hélène Dozo

Sound Editor

Ludovic Van Pachterbeke

Coproduction

Wrong Men
Zero One Film

With the participation

Canal +
Arte/BR
RTBF
Voo/Be tv
Le Pacte
CNC ( Avance sur recette )
Filmförderungsanstalt
Medienboard Berlin-Brandeburg
CCA de la Fédération  Wallonie-Bruxelles

International distribution and sales

Le Pacte

Year

2016

« Wrong Elements » : Jonathan Littell réunit d’anciens élèves de l’école du crime. LE MONDE, Thomas Sotinel

“Wrong Elements” : Cannes Review. SCREEN DAILY, Lee Marshall

“Cannes Film Review : Wrong Elements”. VARIETY, Guy Lodge

“Enfants-soldats en Ouganda et dictature au Sénégal : deux docus sur les maux de l’Afrique”. LE JDD, Alexis Campion

“Wrong Elements”, les confessions d’ex-enfants soldats. LA CROIX, Jean-Claude Raspiengeas

Wrong Elements : Jonathan Littell, le bienveillant. LE FIGARO, Nathalie Simon

“Wrong Elements”, l’enfance de l’arme. LIBERATION, Elisabeth Franck-Dumas

#2016Cannes2016 – Wrong Elements, di Jonathan Litell. SENTIERISELVAGGI, Luca Marchetti

“Wrong Elements”: les confessions d’ex-bourreaux recueillies par Littell. LE PARISIEN, AFP

Jonathan Littell, bien sûr. LIBERATION, Sabrina Champenois

Cannes 2016, les off de la Croisette jour 5. VSD, Olivier Bousquet

Cannes 2016. Afrique : crimes contre l’humanité, ils témoignent sur grand écran. FRANCETVINFO, Falila Gbadamassi

“Wrong Elements” : Cannes Review. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, David Rooney

Wrong Elements de Jonathan Littell, responsables ou victimes ? AFRICULTURES, Olivier Barlet

Cannes Review : “Wrong Elements” Is ” The Act of Killing” for the Ugandan Civil War. INDIEWIRE, David Ehrlich

Jonathan Littell : “Les enfants soldats sont des gens, tout simplement”. RFI AFRIQUE, Elisabeth Lequeret

Jonathan Littell : rozmawiamy z rezyserem “Wrong Elements”. WP FILM, Lukasz Knap

An anthropologist of violence. Interview with Jonathan Littell. SCREEN COMMENT, Ali Naderzad

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