- 54 minutes - 1992
Writer and director : Richard
Production director :
Wilchar, the son of working-class
parents, a dissenter and humanitarian anarchist, a perpetual
opponent of injustice and a lithographer of violent and libertarian
talent, a self-taught artist and a planter of bombs, was deported
to Breendonck (a German detention camp in Belgium) during
the war. The months he spent there fragmented his life forever.
What he saw and underwent, as reflected in his drawings and
his work, evokes unrelentingly the problem of annihilation
of the human. The steadfast defender of human rights and worldwide
happiness can never forget his experience. And he shares it
with us here, making us take part with all the force of his
emotion and indignation.
Superb film and splendid title.
“Wilchar, black tears” shows the sensitivity of
an old, tired lion who still roars with anger. Breendonck:
a particular moment of intense emotion when Wilchar collapses
while remembering the funeral lament of the Jews taken to
the gas chambers."
This solemn, deeply moving document is an encounter with Wilchar,
a former resistant, a man of exception."
Le Soir "
Thanks to his talent, magic and sensitivity, Richard Olivier
makes us feel affection for Wilchar."
The series ‘Trace’ reaches its objective: to fix
on film our collective memory."
Le Ligueur "
Poignant portrait of an anarchist worker and unknown artist.
" L'Instant "