Le Dernier des fous


(France/Belgium, 2006, 94 minutes)

A 10-year-old watches as his highly strung, bankrupted rural family slowly unravels during the course of a summer. Bleak, overwrought drama that lavishes intense performances and highly stylized, formalist handling on a somewhat hysterical version of Cold Comfort Farm.

An Agat Films & Cie presentation and production, in co-production with Versus Production and Rhône-Alpes Cinéma; with the participation of Région Rhône-Alpes and Centre National de la Cinématographie; with the support of Région Bourgogne; with the support of Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique and Télédistributeurs Wallons; in association with Cofinova 2. Starring Julien Cochelin, Pascal Cervo, Annie Cordy, Fettouma Bouamari, Jean-Yves Chatelais, Dominique Reymond, Florence Giorgetti, Dorine Bouteiller. Directed by Laurent Achard; screenplay by Laurent Achard and Nathalie Najem, based on the novel The Last of the Crazy People by Timothy Findley; directors of photography (GTC), Philippe van Leeuw, Georges Diane; art director, Éric Barboza; wardrobe, Manoela Copans, Ricardo Munoz; film editor, Jean-Christophe Hym.


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