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16.03, - 21:00, Lumiere
17.03, - 13:30, Lumiere
Director:  Jan Kounen
Cinematography:  Tetsuo Nagata
Screenplay:  Gerard Brach , Matt Alexander , Jan Kounen
Producer:  Thomas Langmann , Ariel Zeitoun
Music:  Jean-Jacques Herz , Francois Roy
Cast:  Vincent Cassel , Michael Madsen , Juliette Lewis , Eddie Izzard , Temuera Morrison , Ernest Borgnine , Geoffrey Lewis , Colm Meaney , Djimon Hounsou
Production:  La Petite Reine/Ajoz Films/UGC Images/Crystalcreek/Ultra Films/TF1 Films Production/120 Films
International distribution:  UGC
BG distribution:  BIG BANG! Entertainment
European Screen
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Feathers in My Head
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Look at Me
My Summer of Love
No Rest for the Brave
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Our Own
Sophie Scholl Hope and Resistance
The Arm of Jesus
The Gift
The Ninth Day
Up and Down

, 2004, 120 min, color

In 1870 Mike Blueberry becomes sheriff in the small town of Palomito. Having spent his youth among the Indians, Blueberry has been initiated in both exorcism and shamanism although thats not exactly whats in focus when a brawl breaks out in the local saloon. A stranger accused of murder narrowly escapes being lynched, and the episode marks the beginning of an amazing, spiritual journey for Blueberry.

An ethereal, stylized fever-dream of Americas Old West, Blueberry puts all its faith in iconic shorthand embellished with state-of-the-art special effects. The result, in English with dollops of a Native American tongue, shows considerable craft but functions better as a purely visual journey than as the revelatory spiritual crucible it aspires to be. The projects aura is considerable in France, where comic-books by master illustrator Jean Moebius Giraud and writer Jean-Michel Charlier are well known.
One of the most mystical approaches to the Western, Blueberry assumes its viewers will find the North American Indian hallucinogen-aided approach to mental health every bit as compelling as The Lord of the Rings enthusiasts find Frodos journey with that pesky ring.
Lisa Nesselson, Variety

French director Jan Kounen was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 1964. A huge fan of comic strips, he dreamed of making his career drawing them before he turned to animated cinema, which he studied at the School of Decorative Arts in Nice. In 1989 he was awarded the Grand Prix for short films at the Avoriaz Festival, for Gisele Kerozene. He caused a sensation in 1994 with Vibroboy, a short film that surprised everyone with its visual audacity and its taste for provocation. Other Worlds is a documentary about the years he spent among Amazon shamans while working on the movie Blueberry.
1989  Gisele Kerozene short animation
1994  Vibroboy short
1994  Capitaine X short
1996  Le Dernier chaperon rouge short
1997  Dobermann
2004  Blueberry
2004  D'autre mondes docu
2005  Darshan LEtreinte
2007  99 Francs
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