ONE FOR ONE (Un pour Un)
Director(s): Thierry BELLANGER – Writer(s): Thierry BELLANGER, Philippe ELUSSE Contact Print page
The real life story that inspired the movie "The Specials” (“Hors Normes"). by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Presented at the closing of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival..
A group of youngsters from working-class neighbourhoods train to become social carers for young adults with autistic disorder. Young dropouts, often stigmatized, participating in the daily life of autistic persons.
The film chronicles the encounter of two worlds...
"There are simple stories that deeply touch us when they are given the right treatment, from a certain distance. The story of Boni, Sadio, Aymeric, Marine, William, Alexis and other protagonists of the documentary ‘Un pour Un’ (One For Onee, is one of them.
'One for one' talks about these young people "nobody wants". The autistic youngsters with the association ‘Relais Ile-de-France’ don’t have Asperger, they are not Rain Man. They are the autistic people we don’t like to see. Those who scream of joy or anger, those who strike, are scared of everything, seem totally withdrawn or mutilate themselves. "
(Audrey Fournier - Le Monde 28/10/19)