Il est des nôtres
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    Il est des nôtres

    Directed by

    France

    2013

    47 min

    • French

    Comedy

    A caravan enclosed in a hangar in the middle of a city houses a bearded colossus. The caravan provides the setting for a procession of guests and confessions of love and friends, young and old, meals and parties, hazy discussions and horrific rituals. As a series of tableaux, this first film by director Jean-Christophe Meurisse, known for his theatre work with his company Les Chiens de Navarre, is not an imposture. It is close to the world of Tod Browning’s Freaks, to which the huis-clos decor and the title (the famous, terrible and conclusive “She is one of us”) are undoubtedly an allusion, and is about raising elongated epiphanies. And raising a laugh too (although maybe a hollow one) in an atmosphere that is always offbeat and insituable, as if this derisory Utopia can never escape the surrounding threat it refuses to frequent. It is a Bunuellian portrait (recycling many motifs, from The Exterminating Angel to the Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) of a petite bourgeoisie that we have all become, and which forces us to climb aboard this caravan of stationary trips.

    Awards

    • Prix Jury Jeunes de la Corrèze, Grand Prix Ciné + - Brive FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Thomas de Pourquery
    Céline Fuhrer
    Aristide Meurisse
    Solal Bouloudnine
    Thibault Lacroix
    Nicolas Granger
    Laetitia Dosch
    Maxence Tual
    Anne-Elodie Sorlin
    Thomas Scimeca
    Jean-Luc Vincent et la participation de Carmen Lagardère
    Cinematography
    Javier Ruiz-Gomez
    Editing
    Carole Le Page
    Production
    ECCE FILMS
    Jean-Christophe Meurisse

    Jean-Christophe Meurisse

    France

    Jean-Christophe was born in 1975. After training as an actor at ERAC in 2000, he was directed several internationally renowned directors. He is also the founder and artistic director of his own company, where he has been directing collective creations since 2005. His feature film BLOODY ORANGES (2021) was selected at Cannes FF.

    Selected Filmography