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Our review of The Empire: Bruno Dumont strikes back

2024-02-20T15:21:45.937Z

Highlights: Bruno Dumont's sense of humor has not always been well understood. Since his series P'tit Quinquin the director has nevertheless tried to make people laugh. Dumont persists and signs with The Empire, presented as the ch'ti version of Star Wars. The Empire is in the running for the Golden Bear which will be awarded on Saturday February 24. “This is not a parody of Star wars,” said Bruno Dumont in Berlin. ‘I wanted to make a science fiction film, because I really like space operas which are a way of tackling complex questions like the origin of the world, while remaining in my terrestrial universe.’


REVIEW - This refined version of Stars Wars transposes an intergalactic war in the north of France. Hilarious but too long.


Bruno Dumont's sense of humor has not always been well understood.

Since his series

P'tit Quinquin

, the director of

The Life of Jesus

and

Humanity

has nevertheless tried to make people laugh, and not only when he gets burned.

Ma Loute

and especially

France

, satires of the bourgeoisie, past or present, may have confused its early fans.

Dumont persists and signs with

The Empire

, presented as the ch'ti version of

Star Wars

before landing at the Berlinale, in the running for the Golden Bear which will be awarded on Saturday February 24.

“This is not a parody of

Star Wars

,”

said Bruno Dumont in Berlin.

There are a few quotes but I didn't want to repeat the story.

There are references to the great films of the genre, including

Star Wars, Planet of the Apes.

I wanted to make a science fiction film, because I really like space operas which are a way of tackling complex questions like the origin of the world, while remaining in my terrestrial universe.

Also read: Bruno Dumont hires Lily-Rose Depp, Camille Cottin and Fabrice Luchini for a science fiction film

Indeed,

The Empire

is not…

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Source: lefigaro

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