Liquidation Sale


Short film - Documentary

Finished - Minor

2009 - 52 min - FR

Broadcasting date : mai 2010

Director : Hélène Desplanques

Screenplay : Hélène Desplanques

Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE), Mécanos Productions (FR)

Partners : RTBF (Télévision belge), France 3 Nord Pas-de-Calais Picardie, CRRAV avec l'aide de la Région Nord Pas-de-Calais, Centre National de la Cinématographie, PROCIREP ANGOA, Public Sénat.


For twenty years on, Samsonite manufactured luggage in Hénin-Beaumont, in the Pas-de-Calais.

In 2005, the American group decided to close its only French site. Employees were offered a promising reconversion in the manufacture of solar panels.

Eighteen months later, not a single panel was manufactured and the factory was forced into bankruptcy...

Employees, dismissed without compensation, denounce a sordid legal-financial conspiracy.

A long legal battle is now starting with the “pasionarias” of the factory, with the support of Fyodor Rilov, a lawyer specialized in this type of business.

Technical information

Cinematographer : Nicolas Duchene, Marina Paugam

Sound : Fabien Luth

Unit manager : Martine Vidalenc

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