Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains

  • 9 10
  • 2018
  • 127min
Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains
  • Original Title: Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains (2018)

This documentary is an essay, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes futuristic, that portrays the industrial city of Charleroi, in Belgium.

Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DOK Leipzig/ Dokumentarfilmwoche/ Crossing Europe Film Festival

Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains. The portrait of a Belgian city

Filmmaker Guy-Marc Hinant always wanted to leave Charleroi and always wanted to film it - to record the passing of time there.

He returns to the city, caught between a buried past and a future yet to be invented.

This is the portrait of an industrial city with its collapses, mutations, landscapes and language. 

A film that features René Magritte, a camp of homeless people, key figures in urban revival, the inventor of the Big Bang, Les Zèbres (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club), socialism, the mute astonishment of childhood…

A back and forth through different space-times from which emerge, backlit, the lights of the Black Country.

Production Companies

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles

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