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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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Drama | Romance | War

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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

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2.35 : 1
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Another Dark Night Of The Soul From Bruno Dumont
2 September 2007 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

Bruno Dumont seems to have an obsession for depicting his fellow French citizens in some pretty dark & dismal situations. Thankfully, this makes for some edgy,concise drama. Although I walked away major disappointed with the last film of his I saw (The Twenty Nine Palms), this made up for it in spades. The plot concerns the tentative relation ship between a farm hand (Samuel Boidin),and the local town slut (Adelaide Leroux),who's screwing everybody in the local phone book. Andre has been called to the Army to fight in a war in a non specific area (Iraq?). Andre soon finds out about the hell that is war,while Barbe deals with her own demons. If you've ever seen any of Dumont's other films will know that he doesn't make things easy for his audiences (sex that is depicted in his films is generally unerotic,if not downright ugly to watch,plus violence is never approached with restraint). If you've managed to make it this far, 'Flandres',although unpleasant to watch,is none the less,a film well worth checking out.


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