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Land of Madness

La terre de la folie

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Directed by Luc Moullet
France, 2009
Documentary
      French
      English

Synopsis

In a thinly-populated area in the Alps, the number of suicides and murders is extremely high. Luc Moullet goes looking for the causes of these often irrational actions. He travels to five villages that form a ‘pentagon of madness,’ and interviews inhabitants about the crimes of the past century.

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Though a fabulous Cahiers du cinéma critic and French New Wave director, Luc Moullet is tragically unrecognized elsewhere. Discover his deadpan humor, sly political angle, cleverly calculated amateurism, love of Southern France, and droll personal presence in his playful Cannes-selected doc.

Synopsis

In a thinly-populated area in the Alps, the number of suicides and murders is extremely high. Luc Moullet goes looking for the causes of these often irrational actions. He travels to five villages that form a ‘pentagon of madness,’ and interviews inhabitants about the crimes of the past century.

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Land of MadnessDirected byLuc Moullet
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Cannes Film Festival
2009 | Directors' Fortnight

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