The Misfortunes of François Jane (2016)

'A series of tableaux deconstruct the inward journey of Francois Jane, marred by his obsession with Charlotte. By turns illuminating and self-destructive, they navigate separate delusional worlds tearing at each other's masks.'


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Credited cast:
Pierre Cevaer ... François Jane
Mathilde Ollivier ... Charlotte
Andy Gillet ... Federick
Johan Van Der Hilst Johan Van Der Hilst ... Henry
Florence Coste ... Juliet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Ballevre Thomas Ballevre ... Cafe Waiter
Victor Boulenger Victor Boulenger ... Boy in Wheelchair
Jules Breban Jules Breban ... Scooter Drivers
Gérard Couchet Gérard Couchet ... Old Man in the Park
Jean-Baptiste Degrange Jean-Baptiste Degrange ... Theatre Band member
Emile Dubie Emile Dubie ... Scooter Drivers
Alphonse Emery Alphonse Emery ... Theatre Band member
Richard Fenet Richard Fenet ... Theatre Band member
José Fumanal José Fumanal ... Cafe Waiter
Mauricette Gourdon Mauricette Gourdon ... Old Woman in Foyer


A series of tableaux deconstruct the inward journey of Francois Jane, marred by his obsession with Charlotte. By turns illuminating and self-destructive, they navigate separate delusional worlds tearing at each other's masks. A fictional human interest piece exploring the complexity of human archetypes through a surrealistic portrait of humanity. The film's none- linear temporal arch is driven by the aesthetic and metaphorical states of consciousness of the characters, mainly the protagonist Francois Jane. Jane's journey evolves through the magnificence and sumptuous backdrop of present-day Paris, design and costume - leading to epiphany against the haunting, 'lost in time' backdrop of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic. This poetic reverie confronts the audience with their own limits of madness and contemporary taboos. The 50mm aesthetic is utilized to create a sequence of canvases, where through photographic representations, the tableaux's serve as stylized expressions of the characters....

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Release Date:

28 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Five Misfortunes of Francois Jane See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office


$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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