I’ll Bury You, a duel at the bottom of the well
by Aurore Engelen
- Sylvestre Sbille switches to feature length with I’ll Bury You, a comedy with Jonathan Zaccaï and a 100% Belgian cast
I’ll Bury You [+see also:
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What starts as a satirical story on people with neither religion nor law becomes a kind of Walloon survival movie, which ends in a duel between two people standing behind closed doors, with equal-sized egos. Much of the narration happens at the bottom of the well and the plot moves forward as Joe reveals more. The 100% Belgian cast includes Jonathan Zaccaï and stage actress Ben Riga, and in the roles of colleagues Laurent Capelluto, David Murgia and Tania Garbarski. The film is co-produced by André Logie for Panache Productions (co-producer of Little White Lies [+see also:
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(Translated from French)