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Dutroux dead-holes

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  • Technical data
  • Format: Beta SP
  • Date: 1996
  • Duration: 57 minutes
  • Writer and director: Richard Olivier
  • Image: Dominique Schoshaert
  • Sound: Michel Darsi
  • Editing: Olivier Lathuy
  • Production director: Richard Olivier

Excursion and investigation into the Charleroi region which has become the land of crime, the land of Marc Dutroux. This mining area, which has been in economic decline for more than twenty years, also faces a multitude of social and cultural problems. However, politicians and other social stakeholders have preferred to ignore the situation and to remain silent. This documentary film intends to break this deafening silence by tracking the traces left by Dutroux – the man made mole whose paedophile actions are known to the entire world. The death holes he dug in the ground and in the hearts and souls of the inhabitants of the region must remain open. This is the price we must pay if we want to heal.

Press review

The local authorities must have detested this document. They will no doubt consider the director as the minstrel of despair and the saboteur of the new brand image (Charleroi, the sporty town). But the images and the sounds were not invented by Richard Olivier. The region where Dutroux let loose is a chancre where dust and rust do not only cover the sticky buildings. They end up touching the brain. How can a country let part of its population sink into such a culture of misery, into such an economic and cultural desertion? How can one ignore that in the long run spirits also rot ? Everybody who is involved in one way or another in the decision making process in Belgium should see this film over and over again. Or go and live a few days with his family in this rot. "Moustique"

Olivier is undeniably enamoured of the image of a country which he treats mercilessly according to its merits. "Le Soir"

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