Archive of films Mister V. / Mister V.

2003, 90 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2004

Tautly-told tale of a man fascinated by the eponymous wild stallion who killed his brother.


A powerful colt of a movie by second-time director Emilie Deleuze (whose Peau neuve played Cannes´ Directors´ Fortnight in ´99). Mister V. is an unsentimental, tautly told tale of a man fascinated by the eponymous wild stallion who killed his brother. When trainer Luigi Lucatelli (Patrick Catalifo) buys the high-strung, unbroken Mister V. at auction, Luigi´s brother, Lucas (Mathieu Demy), is perpelexed by the purchase - until he realizes Luigi is working am insurance scam bankrolled by a smarmy Belgian breeder (Jean-Louis Richard). Then evil-tempered Mister V. kicks Luigi in the head, killing him. Deleuze´s clear-eyed investigation of the awkward bond between man and animal eschews anthropomorphism while still repectfully conveying an animale´s intelligence and emotional range.
Leslie Felperin


Élia Films
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Émilie Deleuze
Screenplay: Émilie Deleuze, Laurent Guyot
Dir. of Photography: Jean-Phillipe Bouyer
Music: Rodolphe Burger
Editor: Mathilde Muyard
Producer: Pauline Duhault
Production: Élia Films, koprodukce / co-production: Salomé
Cast: Mathieu Demy, Aure Atika, Patrick Catalifo, Fabien Lucciarini
Contact: Élia Films, Arsan


Aure Atika

Veronique Bouffard


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