A champion rally driver and his young co-pilot get stuck on a remote road in the heart of the Alps of Haute Provence. In this abandoned and only apparently agreeable place, we also meet a troubled astrophysicist, interpreted by a young Mathieu Amalric, a hot-blooded shepherd and soldiers involved in a mysterious and absurd mission. Moullet presents a heterogeneous mixture of characters, lost and isolated in a chaotic universe. As in his previous film, Parpaillon, he chose to film the dynamics of a group compromised by massive egos and the inability to communicate in a deliberately unrealistic way, drawing an audacious parallel between the conflict involving these absurd and marginal characters, and the Gulf War.
Part of NÉCESSITÉ DE MOULLET - HOMAGE TO LUC MOULLET, FILMMAKER AND MONTAGNARD
Born in 1937, Luc Moullet is a French filmmaker and film producer. He joined the editorial staff of Cahiers du cinéma at the age of 18 and directed his first works in 1960, alternating from the beginning with ease shorts and feature films. Often playing with the canons of traditional narrative, since then he has made a total of 38 films, of all formats and genres, linked by a taste for burlesque and the recurring presence of the mountains.