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Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay– 2019- 102′

In Alejandro Landes’s intensely thrilling twist on Lord of the Flies, Julianne Nicholson plays a terrorized American engineer held captive by teenage guerilla bandits in an unnamed South American jungle. Leaderless and rootless, the child soldiers puff themselves up with names like Rambo, Smurf, and Bigfoot (the latter a brutal Moises Arias), and survive the tedium and predation of the wilderness through sexual games and cult-like rituals. As they wage physical and psychological warfare on perceived enemies—and, inevitably, among themselves—they are reduced to a state of desperate barbarism. The film’s sense of surreal menace is amplified by Mica Levi’s discordant soundscape and Jasper Wolf’s cinematography.

Dans ce qui ressemble à un camp de vacances isolé au sommet des montagnes colombiennes, des adolescents, tous armés, sont en réalité chargés de veiller à ce que Doctora, une otage américaine, reste en vie. Mais quand ils tuent accidentellement la vache prêtée par les paysans du coin, et que l’armée régulière se rapproche, l’heure n’est plus au jeu mais à la fuite dans la jungle…

  • Director /Réalisateur

Alejandro Landes

  • Festivals

Sundance (Special Jury Prize),  Berlin, ND/NF

  • Quotes/Critques

Apocalypse Now on shrooms – Guardian

‘Lord of the Flies’ With Guerrilla Warfare

  • Stills / Images

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