The Ordeal / "Calvaire" / Belgium-France-Luxembourg 2004 / 94 min
Saturday, 18 March, 21:00
Dir: Fabrice Du Welz, Scr: Fabrice Du Welz, Romain Protat, DoP: Benoît Debie, Music: Vincent Cahay, Cast: Laurent Lucas, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Nahon, Prod: La Parti Production, Distr: Funny Balloons, Format: 35 mm
Traveling entertainer Marc Stevens has difficulty keeping the ladies at bay in a retirement home in the French Ardennes. So, despite the terrible weather, he sets off one dark day before Christmas and takes a wrong turn. Every film lover knows what that means: a confrontation with less desirable elements in society. The inn keeper who offers shelter to the unfortunate singer regards him as a replacement for his missing wife and the villagers display an unhealthy interest when they rumours of her return.
In French, with English and Estonian subtitles.