On War
De la Guerre

A film by Bertrand Bonello

2008 France - Drama


Bertrand, a film-maker approaching forty, slightly disconnected from the world, find himself shut in a coffin for the night following a certain set of circumstances. In the morning, he is no longer the same. He rethinks his life, and decides to follow a man to an isolated part of the world, The Kingdom, which is ruled by a mysterious and charismatic woman called Uma. There, people of all ages reside in a warrior-type hierarchy and seem to be living in a happy autarchy...

  • cast

    • Mathieu Amalric (Bertrand)
    • Asia Argento (Uma)
    • Guillaume Depardieu (Charles)
    • Clotilde Hesme (Louise)
    • Michel Piccoli (The Great Hou)
  • crew

    • Producers
    • Kristina Larsen (Les Films du Lendemain)
    • Bertrand Bonello (My New Picture)
    • Cinematography
    • José Deshaies
    • Editing
    • Fabrice Rouaud
  • infos

    • Format
    • 35mm - 1.85

awards & nominations

  • Cannes 2008 - Director's Fortnight

screenings in festivals & markets