Bruno Dumont’s next film, “The Empire”, is beginning to unfold, with an impressive cast and a confusing pitch. On the program of the stars of French cinema and the duo of actors of “P’tit Quinquin”, and a story mixing social realism and fantasy.
Bruno Dumont, a filmmaker like no other
With its castings mixing professionals and amateurs, philosophical themes and anachronisms, melancholy soundtracks by the late singer Christophe and a tendency to a very strange contemplation, the works of Bruno Dumont leave no one indifferent. Of The Life of Jesus at FrancePassing by Flanders or My Louteand for television Little Quinquin and Coincoin and the Z’inhumans, the public cries either genius or unease. And on reading the few information revealed on his new film, entitled The Empireit is likely to continue!
Virginie Efira, Adèle Haenel and Lily-Rose Depp in the casting of The Empire
Currently in development, the next film by the filmmaker from the North and former professor of philosophy announces an impressive cast. There are indeed, on the professional side, Virginie Efira, Adèle Haenel, Lily-Rose Depp and Fabrice Luchini. By their side, the two “mouths” of Little Quinquin and Coincoin and the Z’inhumans Bernard Pruvost and Philippe Jore, as well as the young Julien Manier, seen in Joan. It will be a first for the three actresses in front of Bruno Dumont’s camera.
As for its synopsis, blink a lot becauseon first reading you can see very blurry.
Beneath the exterior of the common life of the inhabitants of a fishing village on the Opal Coast, arises the parallel and epic life of knights of interplanetary empires. In prey to the bloody fights of these clans at the announcement of the birth of Margat, Prince resurgent, mauve and filthy, Beast of the End of Times, located here on the Coast and brat of a young separated couple, as usual of their condition in a residential area.
In reality, this synopsis is very enticing, mixing a realistic location with a strong social content in the North of France, favorite land of Dumont’s cinema, and an explosive fantasy element. Can’t wait for the production to progress and for us to learn more!