The movie

France

This biting parody reflects on what authenticity is worth in this post-modern world. The opening scene even has a witty cameo for French President Emmanuel Macron.

Length: 134 min
Country: België, Duitsland, Frankrijk
Language spoken: Frans
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli, Juliane Köhler
Director: Bruno Dumont
Release date: 2021

Description

She’s literally called France, the newsreader (played by Léa Seydoux) for France’s most important news programme. France de Meurs doesn’t shy away from ‘re-enacting’ even the most sensitive stories. French director Bruno Dumont is clearly taking aim at the national media and political establishment in France, which often sing from the same hymn sheet. The opening scene even has a witty cameo for French President Emmanuel Macron.

This biting parody reflects on what authenticity is worth in this post-modern world. It is only after France is involved in a car accident, that she realises that her deeds do have serious consequences. Her bubble finally starts to burst. Dumont plays with the relationship between entertainment and reality, to such an extent that the whole film almost feels like a façade. He turns the whole of France into a hall of mirrors, distorting and exaggerating the ugliest aspects of the country.

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"Satirisch meesterwerk vol sensatietranen.”

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