email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

OSCARS 2015 Luxembourg

Luxembourg's Oscar hopeful released today


- Never Die Young, by director Pol Cruchten, will represent Luxembourg in the Oscar race and is released today

Luxembourg's Oscar hopeful released today
Never Die Young by Pol Cruchten

After winning the Best Documentary Award at the most recent edition of the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis (see the news), the Grand Duchy's national film awards, in March, Never Die Young will be released in Luxembourg theatres today.

The movie, directed by Pol Cruchten, whose earlier features include the children's film Little Secrets [+see also:
film profile
 and the 1992 Cannes Un Certain Regard entry Hochzaeitsnuecht, will also represent the country in the foreign-language category at next year's Oscars.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

A committee of seven people, drawn from the various sectors of the audiovisual industry in the Grand Duchy, selected the film earlier this year. If nominated, it would be the first nomination for the country in the foreign-language feature category, though it did win its first Oscar in the animated short category just last year for Mr Hublot.

Never Die Young recounts the tumultuous life of a Luxembourg boy from the town of Pétange, who is packed off to boarding school in Arlon, Belgium, in the 1960s and who, upon returning to Luxembourg as an adult, becomes a heroin addict. He then finds his life transformed when something goes badly wrong.

The entire film consists of a voice-over that complements silent re-enactments and shots, and was produced by Cruchten's own company, Red Lion.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.

Privacy Policy