Archive of films To the Ends of the World / Les confins du monde

France / China / Belgium
2017, 103 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

Indochina, 1945. Young French soldier Robert Tassen (Gaspard Ulliel) sets out on a frantic mission whose goal is to find and punish Vietnamese General Vo Binh, instigator of the massacre that saw Robert’s brother brutally slain. This powerful, dark probe into the depths of a soldier’s soul comes from one of the most versatile of French directors (e.g. The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq).


Synopsis

Indochina, 1945. Young French soldier Robert Tassen (Gaspard Ulliel) sets out on a frantic mission whose goal is to find and punish Vietnamese General Vo Binh, instigator of the massacre that saw Robert’s brother brutally slain. An encounter with the graceful Maï, however, complicates the young man’s indefatigable determination. This powerful, dark probe into the depths of a soldier’s soul comes from one of the most versatile of French directors (e.g. The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq). Here, Nicloux seems more influenced by The 317th Platoon from fellow-countryman Pierre Schoendoerffer than by Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, particularly in capturing the fury of war via the main character’s inner turmoil without needing to present an enemy.

Karel Och

About the director

Guillaume Nicloux (b. 1966, Melun, France). Selected filmography: Holiday (2010), The Nun (La Religieuse, 2013), The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (L’ Enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq, 2014), Valley of Love (2015), The End (2016), To the Ends of the World (Les confins du monde, 2017)

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Screenplay: Guillaume Nicloux, Jérôme Beaujour
Dir. of Photography: Olivier Radot
Music: Shannon Wright
Editor: Guy Lecorne
Producer: Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon
Production: Les Films du Worso
Coproduction: Les Armateurs
Cast: Gaspard Ulliel, Guillaume Gouix, Lang-Khê Tran
Sales: Orange Studio
Distributor: CinemArt, a.s.

Guests

Marek Jeníček

Distributor, Producer

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