The cinema releases of August 4: OSS 117: Red alert in black Africa, Ice Road, American Nightmare 5 … – Actus Ciné


Anecdotes of the shooting, notes of intention, information for film enthusiasts: every week, take a look behind the scenes of cinema outings.

OSS 117: Red alert in black Africa by Nicolas Bedos

With Jean Dujardin, Pierre Niney, Fatou N’Diaye …

What is it about ? 1981. Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117, is back. For this new mission, more delicate, more perilous and more torrid than ever, he is forced to team up with a young colleague, the promising OSS 1001. OSS 117: Red Alert in Black Africa and the sequel to OSS 117, Le Caire nid spies (2006) and OSS 117: Rio no longer responds (2009).

Did you know ? This third opus devoted to the adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, alias OSS 117, is also the ninth film in which we find this character.

American Nightmare 5: Without Limits by Everardo Gout

With Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas …

What is it about ? Adela and her husband Juan live in Texas, where Juan works on the ranch of the wealthy Tucker family. Juan gains the esteem of Patriarch Caleb Tucker, which triggers the jealousy of Dylan, his son.

Did you know ? Unlike the previous opus, American Nightmare 5: Without Limits takes place in broad daylight and in a non-urban universe. The opportunity for the technical team to renew the visual of the franchise. With this in mind, she chose Texas for its landscapes offering a new palette of colors and unique lighting.

For eternity by Roy Andersson

With Martin Serner, Jessica Lothander, Tatiana Delaunay …

What is it about ? For Eternity takes us into a dreamlike wandering, in which small moments of no consequence take on the same importance as historical events.

Did you know ? Roy Andersson won the Silver Lion for Best Director at the Venice Film Festival in September 2019 for this film.

Low Mass by Baptiste Drapeau

With Alice Isaaz, Jacqueline Bisset, François-Dominique Blin …

What is it about ? In a large bourgeois house, two women, a widow and a student, fight over the love of a missing man until they sink into madness.

Ice Road by Jonathan Hensleigh

With Liam Neeson, Holt McCallany, Laurence Fishburne …

What is it about ? A diamond mine collapses in Canada’s Far North and traps nearly thirty miners. To lead a perilous rescue mission, Jim Goldenrod hires Mike McCann, an experienced truck driver.

Did you know ? Ice Road draws its inspiration from The Wages of Fear (1953) which gave rise to an equally cult remake directed by William Friedkin in 1977. Director Jonathan Hensleigh was also inspired by the novel “Of mice and men “by John Steinbeck (which resulted in two films), in which two workers travel the roads of California to find work, in the 1930s.

The Sigh of the Waves by Kôji Fukada

With Dean Fujioka, Mayu Tsuruta, Taiga …

What is it about ? In search of his roots, Sachiko visits his Japanese family living in Sumatra. Everyone here is trying to rebuild themselves after the tsunami that ravaged the island ten years ago. Upon her arrival, Sachiko learns that a mysterious man has been found on the beach, alive.

Did you know ? Japanese filmmaker Kôji Fukada shot for the first time in Indonesia. Helped by interpreters, he has fond memories of this expatriation: “I had never had such an experience. A calm and efficient working environment.”

Tom Medina by Tony Gatlif

With David Murgia, Slimane Dazi, Karoline Rose Sun …

What is it about ? In the mystical Camargue, Tom Medina arrives in supervised freedom at Ulysses, a man with a big heart. Tom aspires to be a good person. But he comes up against an ambient hostility which does not change towards him.

Did you know ? Tom Medina is the closest film to Tony Gatlif history, but it is not autobiographical. To write this story, the director was inspired by the educator who helped him in the 1960s, when he was in the street, in Paris, after having fled Algeria.

The Paths of Forgetting by Nicol Ruiz Benavides

With Rosa Ramírez Ríos, Romana Satt, Gabriela Arancibia …

What is it about ? After the death of her husband, Claudina finds herself in a lonely routine. She decides to leave the countryside to join her grandson Cristóban and her daughter Alejandra, with whom communication is complicated. This is where she meets Elsa …

Did you know ? With The Paths of Forgetting, Nicol Ruiz Benavides wanted to talk about personal freedom. The director …

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