51st Wallimage session : The first and the sketted

  • 01.07.2014

Produced by Versus Production, Les premiers, les derniers is Bouli Lanners‘ fourth feature film. After the success ofUltranova, Eldorado and Giants, Bouli returns both behind and in front of the camera as he will play one of the two leading roles alongside his friend Albert Dupontel. These two are bounty hunters in a kind of pre-apocalyptic western. Their goal: to get their hands on a stolen iPhone and return it to its owner.

All of Bouli’s favorite themes are again concentrated here: Les premiers, les derniers is about family ties, wandering, difference. He does it on a strong narrative, in very particular settings with a rather amazing cast.

In addition to the aforementioned duo, Versus has brought together Sandrine Bonnaire, Serge Riaboukine, David Murgia, Aurora Broutin and Alex Descas. Each of these excellent actors will have a real score to defend. Last attraction: the soundtrack will be composed by Detroit, the project of Pascal Humbert and Bertrand Cantat. Shooting in autumn in the South of Belgium and in the Chartres region.

Copy zero expected just before… the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

The second predominantly Belgian project, Dernier Jeu (Last Game ) tells the story of Meftun Taylan, a retired Turkish secret agent guilt-ridden by his past and who devises a plan to ease his conscience. To achieve these goals, he hires the services of a severely traumatized assassin.

This definitely atypical pitch is the work of three young Flemish of Turkish origin: Sinan Tabanli, Ilhan Akgull and Muhammet Kurt. They convinced Ali Sürmeli, a star in Turkey, to play a key role in their project.

Luckily, this low-budget feature film interested Tarantula who agreed to structure it professionally. Without touching the essence of this thriller, which will be the very first of the production company rather specialized in the works of author sometimes pointed, Tarantula gave him the means to benefit from some confirmed technicians and a post-production worthy of the name, in Wallonia. A project on the fringe that could bring us some nice surprises.

The other files pinned during this session are minority co-productions.
In the case of Sketté, however, it is a film directed by a Belgian filmmaker, Olivier van Hoofstadt, the father of Dikkenek, who was a hit in France a few years later with Go Fast (more than 700,000 spectators).
Produced by Umedia (France and Belgium), this delirious comedy, inevitably offbeat, is in line with Olivier’s cult film. Borderline characters will try to get out of inextricable situations in which they sink.

Once again, the cast will be up to the project with a Belgian participation that is quite impressive: Jérémie Renier, Natacha Régnier and Joffrey Verbruggen in substantial roles, Jean-Luc Couchard, Pauline Étienne, Mourade Zeguendi in shorter appearances.
On the French side, the recruits are also of quality: Karim Leklou (the evil big brother of the Giants), Philippe Duquesne, Florence Foresti, François Berléand, Paul Bartel, Corinne Masiero …

Don’t throw away any more, the cup is full. Shooting in Blankenberghe and in Wallonia.

After Möbius and Supercondriac, Artemis has brought us a third French film that looks like a blockbuster. Produced by Pathé, the New Adventures of Aladdin will be an opportunity for Kev Adams to dive with delight into the oriental delights. He will play a small-time thief, a makeshift Santa, but a first-rate storyteller. To entertain a bunch of kids in a shopping mall (and for the pleasure of moviegoers), he starts to invent new tales for Aladdin, totally crazy of course. The hero of the Thousand and One Nights will be played by the most hype French comedian of the moment with some amazing partners: William Lebghil, Éric Judor, Jean-Paul Rouve, Michel Blanc, Audrey Lamy… The long shooting (53 days!) will take place in Belgium, but especially (scenery required) in Morocco.
The post-production that will take place during 2015 will be mainly concentrated in Wallonia, including special effects. The film is expected to be released in early 2016.

Last but not least, Entre Chien et Loup invites us to take part in a vast international co-production that will trace the last years of Oscar Wilde. A project initiated by a German producer and fan of the British author who has enlisted the services of one of the English specialists (disciples) of the writer: Ruppert Everett. The actor signed the script of the film which he will direct in Belgium, but also in Germany and Italy. He convinced many prestigious colleagues to support him, namely: Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Hugh Dancy.
The filmmaker’s ambition is to set his score in credible settings that never seem cramped, which will require a lot of careful work. The Happy Prince (a title with a British irony) should have a wide international career: in Great Britain, of course, but also throughout Europe, in the United States and as far as Asia