Children of Chaos

Children of Chaos
dir. Agnes Pizzini, Julien Johan/France, Belgium, Poland/2022/87 min.
Kinoteka, sala 4

In 1945, twelve million homeless children wandered through the rubble of a Europe barely emerging from the deadliest conflict it has ever known. An unprecedented number of children find themselves separated from their parents or orphans. These lost kids, abandoned, left to fend for themselves will become spoils of war in the hands of states seeking to rebuild themselves. Under the guise of the best interests of these children, the Allies will embark on a race for children. For demographic opportunism or for fear of seeing them indoctrinated by a new totalitarianism, we will sort out, adopt and erase the identity of more than 500,000 of them.


  • projection time:
    87 min.
  • country/year:
    France, Belgium, Poland /2022
  • director:
    Agnes Pizzini, Julien Johan
  • pictures:
    Jakub Burakiewicz, Alberto Marquardt, Ruth Berdah Canet, James Powers, Alex Margineanu, Adrien Rappoport
  • editor:
    Yohann Le Rallier, Fabrice Girardi, Julien Johan
  • production:
    Fanny Glissant, Gael Leiblang, Rafael Lewandowski, Małgorzata Brzeczkowska, Annabella Nezri / ELEPHANT DOC, VERTIGO, KWASSA FILMS, CANAL+, RTBF, LUTETIA ARABIANS
  • festivals and awards:
    2023 – MDAG Warsaw: World Premiere

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