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Opens on February 24

Director: Fabrice Du Welz Run Time: 88 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2005

Starring: Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jackie Berroyer, Jean-Luc Couchard, Laurent Lucas

Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Language: French

About the film:

Official Selection, 2004 Cannes Critics’ Week

A few days before Christmas, traveling entertainer Marc Stevens is stuck at nightfall in a remote wood in the swampy Hautes Fagnes region of Liège when his van breaks down, and he falls victim to a dangerously unhinged innkeeper determined to keep him captive.

“a surrealist fairy tale bringing gothic glee to its meditations on performance and passion”

—Anton Bitel for Eye for Film

About the filmmaker:

Fabrice Du Welz is a Belgian film director and screenwriter known for his unapologetically transgressive films, which have screened at Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and other film festivals around the world. His feature debut, the psychological horror Calvaire (2004), screened as a part of the International Critics’ Week at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, and would go on to become the first part of his thematic “Ardennes Trilogy” alongside Alleluia (2014) and Adoration (2019). His other feature films include Vinyan (2008), Colt 45 (2014), Message from the King (2016), and Inexorable (2021). Du Welz studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Liège and INSAS in Brussels.

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