The Parade - A Post-industrial Tale | Samuel Bollendorff

  • France
  • fr
  • en
  • 51'
The Parade - A Post-industrial Tale | Samuel Bollendorff


From atop a slag heap, a curious character with a large head contemplates the landscape. On a rutted secondary road glistening in the rain, a procession of majorettes suddenly materializes. A brass band marching through deserted streets. The Parade takes us to meet the proud inhabitants of the Hauts-de-France region, driven by a passion passed down through generations. Combining still shots, moving pictures, and remarkable sound work, this documentary brings rend sensible a living popular culture.

What you will find in this film

Giants • Majorettes • Homing pigeons • Fighting cocks • A fan of tuning • A brass band • Panoramic shots • Post-industrial landscapes • Apparitions • Innovative visual and sound montages

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Further exploration



•  FAISEUR D'ANGES – a tale - author: Samuel Bollendorf; Seuil; 2021

•  CONTAMINATIONS - author: Samuel Bollendorf; E/P/A Editions; 2019

•  LE GRAND INCENDIE - author: Samuel Bollendorff; Textuel Editions; 2015

•  NOWHERE SAFE - authors: Samuel Bollendorff and Mehdi Ahoudig - Preface: Eric Cantona; Textuel Editions; 2012

•  THE FORCED MARCH - author: Samuel Bollendorff - Preface: Magali Jauffret; Textuel Editions (bilingual); 2008