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  • Summary: A European filmmaker is making a movie with children living in a home for socially excluded youngsters in Tangier, Morocco. While filming, the director's unorthodox methods of working cause his relationship with the children to disintegrate to such a point, that the initial course of the project is altered. (Zeitun Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Oct 17, 2011
    Oliver Laxe goes full-on meta by casting himself in the role of a visiting moviemaker who travels to Morocco to shoot footage with disadvantaged children living in a shelter.
  2. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Oct 18, 2011
    We've been here before; you may now yell "Cut!," print it and call the concept a wrap.
  3. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Oct 18, 2011
    When onscreen Laxe loses control of the film-within-the-film, off-screen Laxe's voice is subsumed into dreamily beautiful footage following a "script" laid out earlier by the kids. Or so it seems - by that point, we've seen enough of Laxe's brilliantly constructed deconstruction of "truth" versus "fiction" to know to question the authorship of every frame.
  4. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Oct 18, 2011
    I can't say I enjoyed it, but I acknowledge that You All Are Captains has something to express that can't be said except the way it's said, and that way there be art.
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