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Ultranova (2005)

On the outskirts of the gray city of Liege Dimitri lives a sad life without friends and a believe in the future. Then he meets Cathy, and they form more than a normal friendship. But will she love him?

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Bouli Lanners
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Vincent Lecuyer ... Dimitri
Marie du Bled Marie du Bled ... Jeanne
Hélène de Reymaeker Hélène de Reymaeker ... Cathy
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Phil
Vincent Belorgey ... Verbrugghe
Ingrid Heiderscheidt Ingrid Heiderscheidt ... Serveuse enceinte
Alexandra Marotta Alexandra Marotta ... La 2e serveuse
Serge Larivière ... L'auto-stoppeur
Georges Siatidis ... Le responsable des plantes
Philippe Grand'Henry Philippe Grand'Henry ... L'homme au chien
Viviane Robert Viviane Robert ... La mère de Cathy
Philippe Ménage Philippe Ménage ... Le moniteur de conduite-défense
Rudy Toorop Rudy Toorop ... L'organiste au funérarium
Julie Ghanet Julie Ghanet ... La veuve de Verbrugghe
Viviane Becha Viviane Becha ... La mère de Dimitri
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On the outskirts of the gray city of Liege Dimitri lives a sad life without friends and a believe in the future. Then he meets Cathy, and they form more than a normal friendship. But will she love him?

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Bleak start of a funny everyday movie
24 January 2016 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Actoir Bouli Lanner's feature directorial debut is a quite under-spoken film, which tells the story about a disillusioned and lonely young man, Dimitri, living in the gray and tired outskirts of the Belgian city Liege. Dimitri works as an real estate agent, together with a couple of other men equally challenged with their own demons.

A chance meeting with Cathy at a neighbors party changes his life drastically, and this is the charm of the film, because it's introduction is quite hard to swallow. It's so bleak and boring, that I struggled with enjoying the movie at first.

The film is slow moving, and kept in very bleak colors, and I would have enjoyed that the color-palette had changed along with the story. It doesn't change, of course. Still the acting is good, and Dimitri changes drastically, even in his own eyes.

The film gives associations towards films by Aki Kaurismäki or Bruce MacDonald, or even Jim Jarmusch. Strange, under-spoken, everyday lives with occasionally odd happenings around situations we all know quite well.

Many good intentions, but still not on the level of the three mentioned masters of this art.


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Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

27 April 2005 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Ουλτρανόβα See more »

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EUR2,300,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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