WRITTEN BY :
OCTAVE PAUTE, ALIOSHA CHEYKO
ANTOINE GOLDET (AMOK FILMS)
MURIEL MEYNARD (AGAT FILMS)
Paris-born filmmaker Antoine Goldet studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London before earning a master's degree in video journalism at Columbia University in New York. He worked as an investigative journalist in the United States the Center for Investigative Journalism and directed his first short documentary in Cuba for the Miami Herald, Upon returning to Paris in 2016, he founded his own production company, Amok Films, with director Dea Gjinovci. Antoine now co-directs two feature-length creative documentaries, Sisters Acts and Vis-à-Vis.
Nigel, 22, is an engineering student in Belfort (France). Boris, 17, is a high school student in the suburbs of Paris and lives with his mother. Alexandre, 29, is a French-Italian translator in Paris. Lucas, 19, is kitchen porter in Bordeaux. What do they have in common? They are all abstinent paedophiles, it means they do not act on their desires. According to many scientific studies published since 2010, paedophilia is pathological sexual orientation, that is not chosen.
This film focuses on the experience of abstinent paedophiles who do not act on their desires and want to seek help or other forms of support. It also reflects on the actions of the state to prevent acts of paedophilia in society and see how effective they are. Can paedophilia be treated? Is it possible to reduce the harm of paedophilia in society?