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 film "The Specials” (French: “Hors Normes") by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. Presented at the closing of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival...
Who is the one helping the other in the singular relationship between a young autistic person and young people in search of social recognition?
For three years, in cooperation with the association "Le Relais Ile-de-France", the filmmaker followed a group of youngsters from working-class neighbourhoods while they trained as social carers for young adults with autistic disorders. The film chronicles the encounter of two worlds, that of young dropouts, too often stigmatized, and that of autistic persons whose daily life is largely ignored.
"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 Those who scream of joy or anger, those who strike, are scared of everything, seem totally withdrawn or mutilate themselves.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)