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Flandres (2006)

Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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Bruno Dumont

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Cast

Credited cast:
Adélaïde Leroux ... Barbe
Samuel Boidin Samuel Boidin ... André Demester
Henri Cretel Henri Cretel ... Blondel
Jean-Marie Bruveart Jean-Marie Bruveart ... Briche
David Poulain David Poulain ... Leclercq
Patrice Venant Patrice Venant ... Mordac
David Legay David Legay ... Lieutenant
Inge Decaesteker Inge Decaesteker ... France
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David Dewaele
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Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Tadrart Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

30 August 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Flandern See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,794, 20 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,188, 2 September 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A test of endurance
12 October 2007 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a group of young men going off to war. In this far away land, they leave marks to themselves and to the enemies by their lack of morality.

I guess I have to be in a certain mood to enjoy this film. It is highly minimalistic, as it has no soundtrack or extravagant sets. The pacing is extremely slow. It basically features people walking around half the time (and I am very serious), with occasional highly disturbing scenes interspersed in the second half of the film. There is very little dialog in it, and many dramatic scenes are very minimally delivered. For example, the helicopter rescue scene, it could have been made a real drama and thriller but it was so minimal. Flandres could have been a moving tale of morality, but instead tested my endurance.


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