Hors Satan


Bruno Durmont directs his own screenplay into this unconventional beauty

Bruno Dumont couldn’t care less about conventional cinematic beauty.

His actors are ordinary-looking, devoid of make-up, and he shoots his films in the flattest, dullest region of Northern France.

He doesn’t spoon-feed his audience either.

His latest concerns a taciturn outsider (David Dewaele) in a rural coastal community who casually kills anyone he disapproves of, yet is treated as some kind of miracle worker by the locals.

It’s refreshing to find a filmmaker so utterly unconcerned with ingratiating himself.

Extras include an intriguing discussion between Dumont and his sound engineer.

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