Chroniques de la Violence Ordinaire

David Carr-Brown, Patricia Bodet, Pierre Bourgeois
2005. France. vo French. 360’

Of how a small middle-class housing estate in Creil turned into a ghetto in the space of forty years, time enough for two generations to lose their sense of self in a context of everyday violence... The third part in a series coproduced by public television channel France 2 on the problems in the suburbs, Les Mauvais Garçons is a critique of immigration and urban planning policies of recent decades. The filmmakers spent two years getting to know the residents as part of their research. The result is an intimate portrait of a housing estate, portrayed in all its complexity, focusing on the stories of Ariadna, Eric, I-B, Zac and their mates.