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This film proposes the allegory of a social drift with all the power of romantic fascination that it can evoke. It is about a meeting between two young people formatted by a culture of success with two men embodying a nihilistic and dematerialized vision of the society.

This work approaches this tiny border, which exists, between the hero and the failure, of this difficulty identifying our own referents. Are these two men messiahs either two poor wandering guys? Is this descent of the river closer to a descent in the hells either to an initiatory journey?

The film is built on a narrative deconstruction process, it create a tension in its first part, cheek with in the second and proposes an extremely divested end, based on the deconstruction of a pictorial image. This scene is inspired by the vision of the picture of Evariste Luminais, "Les Enervs de Jumiges" exhibited in the Muse des Beaux-Arts in Rouen (Normandy).

Just like this drift, this slow death in the sun is even the heights of the passive suicide.

The hero of the film, the one who will be led to the sacrifice, evokes certain passages from "The Accursed Share" of Georges Bataille, particularly those who make references to the human sacrifices, to the beauty, the luxury and the potlatch.


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