A Narrow Escape


a film by Daniel Coche, 27'Henri Keller, a former miner born in 1933, has spent over 30 years of his life traveling from one mine to another; from Mulhouse to deepest Africa, passing through Morocco and Britain.  

At forty, he began to write to leave his mark. His first novel "Amelia" was prefaced by Simone de Beauvoir, and he later published a second novel "Boo-Boo"and a collection of short stories "Azougar".

The film paints a portrait of this rebellious man whose strength is both in the lucidity and his capacity of irony.

technical data:

duration  27 minutes
script Daniel Coche
camera Thierry Sitter
sound Jean Friedt
editing Daniel Coche
music Gilles Guigue
sound mixer Grégoire Deslandes
voice Roland Brodbeck
production dora productions / France 3 Alsace
grants CNC, Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg, Région Alsace
festivals Best documentary festival Filmer en Alsace 2000