Cafard

1914. While Jean Lemarin is away winning the title of Wrestling Champion of the World in Buenos Aires, his daughter Mimi is raped by German occupiers in Ostend. Jean swears he will avenge this despicable act. With his coach, Victor, and his nephew Guido, he enrolls in the prestigious ACD (Armoured Car Division). But the heavily-built armoured vehicles keep getting stuck in the mud and so the battalion is transferred to the Eastern front. Jean is greatly displeased for he has just learned that Mimi is pregnant. Despite this, he and his friends embark on a dramatic journey around the world.


Status
Library

Duration
1x80'

Target
Adults

Producers
Tondo Films, Tarantula, Topkapi Films, Superprod

Director
Jan Bultheel

Based on
A true story

Script
Jan Bultheel

Music
Hans Helewaut

Broadcasters
OCS

Other partners

With the participation of VAF, Screen Flanders, CCA, NFF, Fortis Film Fund, Sofitvciné, EDCA and the CNC New Technologies Fund.
With the support of the First World War Centenary Partnership Program
With the support of Eurimages.
Developed with the support of the Media Programme of the European Union, VAF and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Fund.


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The official label “Centenary” was awarded to the movie by the First World War Centenary Partnership Program, after evaluation by its scientific committee. The movie is now part of the official programme of the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.
More info here.

The graphic novel of the movie is published in Dutch and French versions by Lannoo.


Copyright
© Tondo Films, Tarantula, Topkapi Films, Superprod

Distributor France
Eurozoom

International sales
UDI / sales@urbandistrib.com



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Press Reviews

Variety ★★★★★

The movie leaves us with the sense of a dark, war-ravaged dreamscape, quickly conjured and then just as quickly whisked away, back into the long-lost memories of those who endured it

Flickering & Myth ★★★★✰

Quite simply, this is arthouse animation at its finest (…)
Who would have thought that a WWI ‘cartoon’ named after a cockroach could end up being one of the most visually arresting films shown at the entire Busan International Film Festival?

 

 

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