Archive of films Perdition County / Perdition County

2014, 25 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2015

A timeless place reminiscent of years long past. A barren landscape and a group whose exclusive stock-in-trade is violence and death. Although a member, it seems that Desmond still holds on to something of his humanity. Will he be able to turn perdition into redemption?


The protagonist of this dark film about preserving one’s humanity is a foot soldier who is part of a strange group of travellers who tyrannize the countryside while collecting scalps. Desmond is beginning to feel that he no longer wants to live this life, but the community is like his family. Sometimes, even if you don’t like the rules, they are deeply ingrained. After he encounters two children, he travels the barren land with his unexpected charges and is given the chance to re-evaluate his decisions and to try to find the last traces of goodness remaining within him. Will he be able to turn perdition into redemption?

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Raphaël Crombez

Raphaël Crombez (Elewijt, Belgium) originally studied 3-D animation in Johannesburg, and in 2014 he earned his master’s degree in audiovisual studies from the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. His bachelor film Kingdom Come (2013) was shown at the Brussels Film Festival and the Ciné Public short film festival. While studying, he directed his first big-budget commercial based on his own script. He works with the Colonel film production company and also creates conceptual art.


Matthias Schellens
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Raphaël Crombez
Screenplay: Raphaël Crombez
Dir. of Photography: Rik Zang
Music: Raf Keunen
Editor: Koen Timmerman
Producer: Matthias Schellens
Production: Colonel
Coproduction: LUCA School of Arts
Cast: Johnny Vivash, Richard Bremmer, Laura Woodhouse
Contact: Matthias Schellens


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Raphaël Crombez

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