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The Living World (2003)

Le monde vivant (original title)
An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.

Director:

Eugène Green

Writer:

Eugène Green
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adrien Michaux Adrien Michaux ... Nicolas
Alexis Loret Alexis Loret ... Le chevalier au lion
Laurène Cheilan Laurène Cheilan ... La demoiselle de la chapelle
Christelle Prot Christelle Prot ... Pénélope
Emmanuel Dekoninck Emmanuel Dekoninck ... Esprit des forêts 1
Achille Trocellier Achille Trocellier ... Grand enfant
Marin Charvet Marin Charvet ... Moins grand enfant
Ruediger Floerke Ruediger Floerke ... Esprit des forêts 2
Arnold Pasquier Arnold Pasquier ... L'ogre
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An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Drama

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Soundtracks

Un Cavalier di Spagna
Performed by L'Arpeggiata and Marco Beasley
Conducted by Christina Pluhar
Published by Alpha
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Great movie without money
11 June 2003 | by KilleDSee all my reviews

It's wonderful how Eugene Green is able to give back a medieval atmosphere with no financial means. He uses the "Nouvelle Vague"'s technique of using the word in counterpoint of the image to give such an impression. The universe is completelt realistic and there is quasi no costume, no special effect, but, amazingly, the story tells of two knights who went fought an oger that kidnapped two children in the woods and keeps a young lady emprisonned. I know my pitch is quite confused, but trust me, go see that movie, if it's played in any theater, what is not so sure (I had the opportunity to see it in Cannes, and I really think it deseved the "Caméra d'Or"for this is a firrst movie) I hope it will be distributed soon.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mundo Vivente See more »

Filming Locations:

Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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