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Flanders (2006)

Flandres (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 30 August 2006 (France)
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.

Director:

Bruno Dumont

Writer:

Bruno Dumont
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Featured in L'homme des Flandres (2006) See more »

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minimalistic style used on an unexpected theme
14 September 2007 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

What is surprising in this film is the way the director uses a very simple minimalistic style of telling a story to cope with one of the most important themes of the contemporary world - the involvement of the young people in Western countries in wars that happen in the third world. This is the story of two young men from some rural place in Northern France or French speaking Belgium who are sexually involved with the same girl before being sent to fight a war in a remote Islamic country. The girl has her own mental problems and has an abortion while the young men face all possible horrors of war, face death, commit and are subjected to unimaginable violence. All is told in very simple, well filmed and clear images, and this creates a strong emotional impact. With simple cinematographic tools the director sends a message of distress and pain about the conflicts human beings are subjected to in the world today. Worth watching.


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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

Gross USA:

$22,788

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$402,252
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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