27.9. - 6.10.2018

Dog France, Belgium 2017 | 87 min | OV with English and German ST | Colour | FF 2017

Samuel Benchetrit

SAMUEL BENCHETRIT (*1973) works as a director, screenplay writer, actor, author and dramaturg. His films have been shown at numerous international films festivals and won many awards.

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Jacques Blanchot has lost everything: his wife, his flat, his job. Not all that surprising, as no-one wants very much to do with this "man without qualities", who can't even get the attention of the guy who lives next door. Now completely alone, Blanchot decides to buy a dog. When it unexpectedly dies, Blanchot takes its place on the dog training course – and  seems to have found his vocation. Better to be at someone's side than alone! Chien is a wonderfully wacky film which portrays interaction and togetherness in surreal tones and with a healthy pinch of irreverence.
Orig. Title: Chien
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Section: Voilà!
Director: Samuel Benchetrit
Screenplay: Samuel Benchetrit, Gabor Rassov
Cast: Vincent Macaigne, Bouli Lanners, Vanessa Paradis
Producer: Julien Madon, Marie Savare
Sprachfassung: OV with English and German ST
Music: Richard Reed Parry
Camera: Guillaume Deffontaines
Set Designer: Hubert Pouille
Cutter: Thomas Fernandez
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Single Man Productions; Maje Productions
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