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Outside Satan (Hors Satan)

Outside Satan (Hors Satan)
  • 2011
  • France
  • 110 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont
  • Written by: Bruno Dumont
  • Cast: David Dewaele, Alexandra Lemâtre, Christophe Bon
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 4 January 2013

A troubled teenage girl (Lematre) befriends an unnamed drifter (Dewaele) who appears to have magical powers, although his methods for solving difficult situations are extreme. Metaphysical fable which poses questions rather than provide answers; Dumont won’t win any new converts but he’s perhaps the closest European cinema comes to upholding the Bresson tradition.

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Hors Satan

21 Dec 20123 stars

Contemplative religious drama from Bruno Dumont, director of Hadewijch

For an avowedly atheistic director, the uncompromising French auteur Bruno Dumont seems strangely fascinated by questions of religious faith and the mysterious workings of grace. Following on from Hadewijch, a provocative examination of contemporary…

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