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Hors Satan (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 January 2013 (USA)
In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse.

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Bruno Dumont

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Bruno Dumont (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
David Dewaele ... Le gars
Alexandra Lemâtre Alexandra Lemâtre ... Elle
Christophe Bon Christophe Bon ... Le garde
Juliette Bacquet Juliette Bacquet ... La gamine
Aurore Broutin Aurore Broutin ... La routarde
Sonia Barthélémy Sonia Barthélémy ... La mère de la gamine
Valérie Mestdagh Valérie Mestdagh ... La mère
Dominique Caffier Dominique Caffier ... L'homme au chien
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In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Exo Satana See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The French film magazine 'Cahiers du cinéma' included Hors Satan (2011) in their Top 10 list for 2011 as No.4. See more »

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This is a film that redefines the concept of 'interpretation'
26 June 2013 | by pswierSee all my reviews

I am not going to write a summary about this film or explain what it is about.

This is a film where you have to let go the concept of 'story'. Don't search for a narrative structure. This film is all about 'feeling' and 'experiencing'. In my opinion something that is harder and harder to find in modern cinema, that is mainly there to 'entertain' audiences.

This is a film that redefines the concept of 'interpretation'

I would like to give a short explanation why...

The moment I started the movie and watched the first images I was immediately absorbed by the sheer beauty of the landscape and how this landscape is framed (done by the fine French cinematographer Ives Cape). I learned in these first few minutes that the framing is key in this picture. In 'Hors Satan' it is not merely the framing (observing) of a composited shot. It is much more...

What happens in 'Hors Satan' is the constant shift between the objective view and the subjective view of an image. We (as an audience) see two figures, traveling trough a desolate landscape. Through forests, plains of sand, a small quiet village (the center point in this landscape). They don't talk much. They just walk along. Their facial expressions tells enough.

This is the objective side of 'Hors Satan'. The camera and the spectators 'observe' But in 'Horse Satan' one will also find a high amount of subjectivity. In this film the two protagonists are constantly 'watching', and we see them doing just that! We see what they see. A meadow, branches of a tree poking into the air. This brings us closer to the projected image. It seems as if Bruno Dumont literally places the camera on the exact spot of the eyes of the watching actors. By doing just that, we observe the characters watching and then we too are able to observe what they see. In fact that doesn't seem to be a lot for the observing audience, but at the same time there is a lot of information within these frames. Part of the message of the film, of the subtext, is hidden. This 'watching' of the landscape trough the eyes of the protagonists makes the film much more of a subjective experience.

It seems that this alternative form of film making, of a different film language is very rare these days. There are few authors who do it. And if you liked 'Hors Satan', you should definitely have a look at the rest of Dumont's oeuvre (the films: La vie de Jesus, L'Humanité, Twentynine Palms, Flanders, Hadewijch) and also check out film makers like Bela Tarr, Leos Carax, Terrence Malick, Aleksandr Sokurov and Matthew Barney.

You, as a spectator (I include myself as well) has to create a different way of 'reading' films like this. Let the story structure go, except questions that will not be answered, and again, don't search for a narrative safety line. Just let it roll over you.


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