SYNOPSIS & FILM DETAILS

So Help Me God is the first ever feature length Strip-Tease documentary.

Strip-Tease is a Belgian television documentary program created in 1985 by the Belgian RTBF. It became a popular and critical success, celebrated for coining a new idiom representing everyday life in Belgium and France. These observations and sketches, often very funny or emotional, sometimes turned to the disturbing. It was the TV before reality TV, in which storytelling gave real people an epic dimension. Their aim was to create a new kind of documentary in which the commentators disappeared, giving the subjects themselves a platform from which to speak and gradually “undress” or reveal their private lives to the audience, allowing viewers to learn about them on a deeper, uncensored level.

The extraordinary, offbeat judge Anne Gruwez takes us behind the scenes of real life criminal investigations. For three years the satirical team behind the cult TV series Strip-Tease captured what no one had dared film before. Unapologetic and politically incorrect. You won’t believe your eyes.

It’s not cinema: it’s worse!

2017 – France, Belgium – French – 99 min
Original title: NI JUGE, NI SOUMISE

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, GERMANY 2018

BIOGRAFILM FESTIVAL, ITALY 2018

TAPEI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Taiwan 2018

ATLANTIDA FILM FESTIVAL, Spain 2018

GDANSK FILM FESTIVAL, Poland 2018

OSLO PIX, Norway 2018

MILLENIUM DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY FILM FESTIVAL, Poland 2018

CINÉ-DOC TBILISI, Georgia 2018

NETIA OFF CAMERA, Poland 2018

MOSCOW FILM FESTIVAL, Russia 2018

ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL, Turkey 2018

ONE WORLD ROMANIA, Romania 2018

MOVIES THAT MATTER, Netherlands 2018

VILNIUS FILM FESTIVAL, Lithuania 2018

THESSALONIKI DOC, Greece 2018

FESTIVAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE, Greece 2018

FESTIVAL DE LEUVEN, Netherlands 2018

AUDI DUBLIN FILM FESTIVAL, Ireland 2018

DOC POINT TALLIN, Estonia 2017

GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL, Sweden 2018

TROMSO FILM FESTIVAL, Norway 2018

ANGERS PREMIERS PLANS, France 2018

TROMSO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Norway 2018

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, US 2018

FESTIVAL EUROPEEN DES ARCS, France 2017

MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Argentina 2017

IDFA – INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM, Netherlands 2017

VEVEY INTERNATIONAL FUNNY FILM FESTIVAL, Switzerland 2017

WARSAW FILM FESTIVAL, Poland 2017

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA, Montréal, Canada 2017

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, UK 2017

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE
SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL, Spain 2017
Official Competition
Jury Special Mention for Anne Gruwez

ETRANGE FESTIVAL, France 2017

FIFIGROT – GROLAND FILM FESTIVAL, France 2017
Amphore d’Or (Best Film Award)
Amphore du Peuple (Audience Award)

 

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