To the Ends of the World – Les Confins du Monde


Genre War Drama
Director Guillaume Nicloux
Screenplay Jérôme Beaujour, Guillaume Nicloux
Starring Gaspard Ulliel, Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Gouix
Length 103 min
Country France
US Release US Premiere

Sunday, April 28 – 11:30am 
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT

Synopsis
Indochina-war, 1945:  Robert Tassen (Gaspard Ulliel) is the only survivor of a massacre in which his brother has been killed. Hacking through the jungles of Indochina, Robert is intent on revenge on the elusive Viet Minh commander who is responsible for the massacre of his family. But meeting the young Indochinese Maï disrupts his mission. France’s Vietnam colonial adventure (1887-1954) predates the American incursion, both ending in disastrous conflict and eventual withdrawal. This haunting and magnificently filmed WWII story seen through one man’s experiences confirms that “ war is hell”.

SELECT AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Lumière Awards 2019 Awards: Best Cinematography: David Ungaro

Gijón International Film Festival 2018 Awards: Best Film

Hamburg Film Festival Nomination: Sichtwechsel Film Award 2018

REVIEW

“Funèbre et surréaliste, cette plongée aux côtés de jeunes soldats ivres de violence passionne et désarçonne.”-Ecran large

“Set in 1945, the action unfurls while the embers of World War II still burn, and Nicloux uses that historical confluence to great effect. He subtly interrogates the Gallic hypocrisy of fighting to maintain colonial holdings while celebrating their own very recent liberation from German rule.” – Ben Croll, The Wrap