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Bringing Albert Home

Bringing Albert Home

Roger, Colette and Nicole embark on an impossible mission : To bring their older brother’s remains back to France, from the military cemetery in Algeria where he was buried in 1944. To succeed, they must overcome administrative nightmares and being over 90, learn to master technology : iPads, Siri, texts, emails.
Until death do they part.

  • Michaël Zumstein
  • Michaël Zumstein
  • Juliette Guigon
  • Patrick Winocour
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Il faut ramener Albert
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
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  • Michaël Zumstein
    January 18, 2022
    France Premiere
    Official selection FIPA DOC January 2022
Distribution Information
  • France Télévisions, LCP
    Country: France
Director Biography - Michaël Zumstein

Michaël Zumstein is a director, photojournalist and cameraman.
In 2021, he directed "Il faut ramener Albert" a creative documentary (LCP - France3 Corse), and the year before "Les Mange-1000", a reportage on the military court of Abidjan (Arte).
In 2019, he makes the image of the documentary "A caravan in winter" by Mehdi Ahoudig.
On the photography side, he joined the Vu' agency in 2010. His work is in the tradition of investigative photojournalism. Since his first trip to Zaire more than 20 years ago, he has been working on the ambiguous relationship between Africa and the West. In 2014, he carried out a project on the crisis in the Central African Republic. Exhibited at the Visa pour l'Image festival in 2014, this work was awarded the Picture of the Year, Visual Story Telling, Swiss Press Award.
In 2018, he received a SCAM grant for his photo project "The Best Player in the World", published by M le magazine du Monde.

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