Bouli Lanners heads down the road to Les Premiers, les Derniers
by Aurore Engelen
- The shoot is due to kick off soon for the fourth feature by Bouli Lanners; the director will star alongside Albert Dupontel as they play two bounty hunters who have lost their way
On Monday next week, Bouli Lanners will begin the shoot for his fourth feature film, Les Premiers, les Derniers [+see also:
interview: Bouli Lanners
film profile] (lit. “The First, The Last”). The director has been very active in front of both Belgian and French cameras over the last ten years or so: he recently appeared in Nicholas on Holiday [+see also:
film profile] by Laurent Tirard and Lulu in the Nude [+see also:
film profile] by Solveig Anspach, and audiences are expecting to see him in two Belgian movies, All Cats Are Grey [+see also:
film profile] by Savina Dellicour, which is due to be released imminently, and Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis [+see also:
interview: Guillaume and Stéphane Mala…
film profile] by Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin, which was shot last spring. He is regularly of service to the seventh art through his highly pictorial vision of the Belgian landscape, and his gentle yet uncompromising approach to crumbling family ties. This time his characters once again hit the road, and while they travel further away from their birth relatives, they recreate a kind of ragtag family with their fellow travellers or people they meet on their journey. This “contemporary western”, as the writer-director describes it, follows the journey of Gilou and Cochise, two bounty hunters in pursuit of mysterious fugitives. That is, of course, unless they are seeking something completely different…
Bouli Lanners will play one of the two heroes, alongside Albert Dupontel. These two men are in fact united by a long cinematic history, as Dupontel cast Lanners in 9 Month Stretch [+see also:
film profile], Le Vilain [+see also:
film profile] and Locked Out [+see also:
film profile], and they have crossed paths several times in the credits of films by Kervern and Delépine. Along the way, they will stumble upon the Quebecois actress Suzanne Clément (who has appeared in Xavier Dolan’s films), young Belgian actor David Murgia, Serge Riaboukine (who audiences will also see in Je suis mort, mais j’ai des amis), Michael Londsdale and Max Von Sydow, among others.
The film is produced in Belgium by Versus, which has been a partner of Lanners’ ever since he took his first steps behind the camera, and is co-produced by Prime Time in Flanders and ABDC in France, with backing from the CCA, Wallimage, the VAF, the CNC, the Centre region and MEDIA. International sales will be handled by Wild Bunch.
(Translated from French)
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