BREXIT: THE CLOCK IS TICKING
Director(s): Alain de Halleux – Writer(s): Stéphanie THOMAS, Alain de HALLEUX, Patrick DELFOSSE Contact Print page
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"The clock is ticking," Michel Barnier keeps repeating. The European negotiator has two years to negotiate the biggest divorce in history. On 29 March 2019 at midnight Brussels time, 23 hours Greenwich time (extended to 12 April), the European Union will have 27 instead of 28 member states and the United Kingdom will be by itself on the other side of the English Channel.
The fate of British nationals in Europe and EU citizens in the UK must be settled. As in any other divorce, the accounts of the past must be paid up. And last but not least, a solution must be found for Ireland, because all of a sudden, there will be a border on the island of Ireland, between the UK and the rest of the European Union. From the beginning to the end of the negotiations, it is on this front that the confrontation will play out.
The Frenchman leads the dance. His goal? Keep the 27 united. His tactics? Always keep one step ahead. Facing him is a divided, undecided British team: should they completely cut the moorings to sail into the big wide world or keep a foot in Europe where their true interests lie?
Will Barnier manage to achieve an orderly, amicable divorce or will we go towards a No Deal outcome, a departure without any agreement that would lead to chaos?
"BREXIT, The Clock is Ticking" offers a unique and privileged access behind the scenes of these negotiations, helping us understand what’s at stake and following all the twists and turns of these eighteen months that will make history. The film also reveals the extraordinary personality of a man, sometimes inflexible and straight, sometimes fragile and human.
Videos, in order of appearacne
Button 1: 95' version
Button 2: Part 1 of the 2 x 52' version
Button 3. Part 2 of the 2 x 52' version