Two parents with an affinity for explosives serving two years in prison; their child caught in between his imagination and bad temper; a black teenager from L.A. trying to get a college scholarship, and a nicotine-addicted former oil worker are the protagonists of Alma Har'el's documentary. It seems to be a tale of the broken American dream on the shores of Salton Sea, California. At the 2011 Berlinale International Film Festival, Mickael Brock had the chance to chat with the filmmaker to find out more about the people living in the former "Palm-Springs-by-the-Sea", now a near ghost town.
Mathias von Gostomski
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