THE MEN WHO KEEP WATCH– DES HOMMES QUI VEILLENT
Diane Sorin | France 2017 | 80 Min. | OmeU
The Men Who Keep Watch gives the viewer a complete immersion into the daily life of the funeral services society team in Paris. Night and day, these undertakers, who are in charge of the disposal and transportation of the corpses, deal with the ordinarity by the sheer strength of their arms. Before and after every mission, they all gather in the “Dépôt”: a big underground technical warehouse under the administration building, sheltered from the town, as well as from direct sunlight. Both changing room and technical space, the “Dépôt” functions as a space of collective stress-relief for the men “who keep watch“.