The Other Side (Louisiana)

2016

The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016)

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In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love; ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world; floundering young women and future mothers; and old people who have not lost their desire to live. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, renowned documentarian Roberto Minervini opens a window to the abyss of today's America.

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Critic Reviews for The Other Side (Louisiana)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Look away at your own peril.

Aug 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Minervini has captured a segment of American society too often ignored and mocked, but sometimes he's overtaken by the urge to romanticize decrepitude.

Jul 21, 2016 | Full Review…

In the end, the power of Minervini's pseudo-fiction gives way to a much blander version of pseudo-reality.

Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Miraculously [manages] to find a serene beauty amid so much desperation and squalor, honoring its characters without letting them off easy.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…
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It's ultimately hard to tell if the movie is trying to render its subjects with some humanity or otherwise if it's taking advantage of all these poor, beautiful losers.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

An immersive, almost harrowingly naturalistic plunge into the lives of marginal Louisianans obsessed with guns, drugs and belligerent resentments.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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