A crooner, whose car has broken down in the middle of a forest, is kidnapped by a man who believes him to be the reincarnation of his ex-wife. Du Welz’s first feature film and the first instalment in his Ardennes trilogy, Calvaire is a surrealist and nightmarish work inspired by various influences, on the fringes of films by André Belvaux and Tobe Hooper. From the outset, du Welz provokes strong reactions and maintains a high level of intensity throughout his film. A passionate and free-spirited filmmaker, he has also made bold and unexpected casting choices by bringing together highly-talented but different types of actors such as Laurent Lucas, Philippe Nahon and icon Brigitte Lahaie.
Country: Belgique, France, Luxembourg
Director: Fabrice du Welz
Producers: Vincent Tavier, Michael Gentile, Eddy Geradon Luyckx
Scenario: Fabrice du Welz, Romain Protat
Actors: Laurent Lucas, Jackie Berroyer, Philippe Nahon, Brigitte Lahaie