Archive of films Ultranova / Ultranova

Belgium / France
2005, 86 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2005

Offbeat love story between two lost souls, set in the bleak industrial landscapes of Liège, Belgium.


Lonely Belgians struggle to find human warmth on a bleak semiindustrial landscape in actor-turned-helmer Bouli Lanners’ impressive feature debut Ultranova. Pale, sad-eyed Dimitri (Vincent Lecuyer) lives in a scruffy ’60s housing project, but has a steady job selling furnished starter homes in a development that recalls the soggy, suburban tract-house hell in Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster. His imaginative neighbour Jeanne (Marie du Bled), who works in a local warehouse, explains to her best friend Cathy (Helene De Reymaeker) that he’s an orphan who lost his family at age 12, a rumor Dimitri neither confirms nor denies. Lanners’ fat-free script sneaks up sideways on its big theme, the sense of powerlessness felt by those in dead-end jobs, prey to the forces of fate.
Leslie Felperin


5 rue Nicolas Flamel, 75004, Paris
Tel: +33 153 103 399
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Versus Productions sprl
36 Rue des Augustins, 4000, Liege
Tel: +32 4 223 18 35
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Bouli Lanners
Screenplay: Bouli Lanners
Dir. of Photography: Jean-Paul de Zaeytijd
Music: Jarby McCoy
Editor: Ewin Ryckaert
Producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Production: Versus Productions sprl
Cast: Vincent Lecuyer, Hélène de Reymaeker, Marie du Bled
Contact: Playtime, Versus Productions sprl


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