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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.

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Bruno Dumont

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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

Gross USA:

$22,188
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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1 March 2007 | by tiaringsSee all my reviews

It's remarkable that this film is not more popular. It successfully strips away the veneer of "civilisation" (false morality, good manners etc) and shows people as selfish, brutal animals, and depicts modern, asymmetrical warfare as a terrible nightmare where a group of brutish white thugs rape and murder a terrified, technologically backward society (nearly all of whom are defenceless/ poorly armed women and children) before finally being made to suffer a grim but deserved humiliation for their actions. Oh, actually, what am I saying? It'll be a bloody surprise if it ever comes out in North America properly, given the hypocritical, righteous atmosphere of self-delusion that currently permeates this society, a society underpinned by exactly the kind of abuse and violence that this film describes.


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