Eat Your Bones

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    Eat Your Bones

    Mange tes Morts

    Directed by

    France

    2014

    94 min

    • French

    Action, Drama

    18 year old Jason Dorkel belongs to a community of gypsies. He is about to celebrate his baptism when his half-brother Fred returns after fifteen years in prison. Together, with their last brother, the violent, hot-headed Michael and their Christian activist cousin, the four young people set off on a binge among the "gadjos" in search of a cargo of copper.

    Awards

    • Prix Jean Vigo 2014
    • Best Film - Torino FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Frédéric Dorkel
    Jason François
    Mickaël Dauber
    Moïse Dorkel
    Joseph Dorkel
    Screenplay
    Jean Charles Hue
    Salvatore Lista
    Cinematography
    Jonathan Ricquebourg
    Editing
    Isabelle Proust
    Music
    Vincent-Marie Bouvot
    Production
    CAPRICCI FILMS
    Sales
    CAPRICCI FILMS

    Press

    The controlled chaos on display offers up several engaging moments, as well as snippets of dark comedy...

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    A film whose energy blows away everything in its path (flaws included) without abandoning a certain artistic quality.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Not perfect, but certainly a dusky gem of a film.

    Daniel Kasman, Notebook

    Jean-Charles Hue

    Jean-Charles Hue

    France

    Who cares if it’s a documentary or a fiction? What matters is finding the right balance between what you want to tell and the way you tell it, using the appropriate community’s codes.

    Artist and video filmmaker in search of his origins, Jean-Charles Hue tries to capture fragments of life and the biographical stories of a Romani/Yeniche family which he has made into a living symbol of a constant metamorphosis of identity. Five short films show this: L'OEIL DE FRED (2007), Y'A PLUS D'OS (2006), UN ANGE (2005), PERDONA MI MAMA et QUOI DE NEUF DOCTEUR (2004). LA BM DU SEIGNEUR (THE LORD'S RIDE) is his first fiction feature. EAT YOUR BONES (2014) world premiered in the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes FF, as did his film TIJUANA TALES (2017) in the 2017 edition of the festival.

    Selected Filmography