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Bloody Oranges

Directed by
Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Status . Completed

Country . France

Original Title . Oranges Sanguines

Year . 2021

Language . French

Domestic Release . The Jokers


Runtime . 102 min.

Genre . Comedy

US release . Dark Star Pictures

France, today.


Simultaneously, a retired couple overwhelmed by debt tries to win a dance contest, as the minister of economy is suspected of tax evasion, and a teenage girl encounters a sexual maniac, while a young lawyer attempts to climb the social ladder.


When the shoe drops, the winner won’t necessarily be the one we expected.

DIRECTOR

After training as an actor, Jean Christophe Meurisse created the Chiens de Navarre company in 2005, directing shows for the theater. His plays have been noticed and internationally acclaimed by critics and audience.


The most recent works includes ‘Jusque dans vos bras’ (2017), ‘Tout le monde ne peut pas être orphelin’ (2019) and ‘La Peste c’est Camus mais la grippe est-ce Pagnol?’ (2020).


In addition, Jean-Christophe Meurisse directed in 2013 his first medium-length film ‘Il est des Nôtres’, awarded with several awards, including the Audience and Best Actor Awards at the Silhouette Festival in Paris (September 2013) or the Ciné+ Grand Prize at the Brive Festival (April 2014).


In 2015, he directed his first feature film ‘Apnee’ which premiered at Cannes Critics’ Week in 2016. The film won the Jury Prize (best direction) at the International Cult Film Festival of Trouville-sur-mer in 2016. The film was nominated in the best first film category at the French ‘Lumières Award’ in January 2017. Jean-Christophe is regional curling champion in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with his club AS Pontivy.

CAST & CREW

CAST
Denis Podalydès (La Belle Epoque, Sorry Angel)
Blanche Gardin (Delete History, France)
Christophe Paou (Synonyms)
Alexandre Steiger (Alice and the Mayor)
Vincent Dedienne (The Rose Maker)
Olivier Saladin (Apnee)
Lorella Cravotta (Romantics Anonymous)


EDITOR
Flora Volpelière (Les Misérables)


PRODUCERS
Rectangle Productions (Aline, It Must Be Heaven, Climax)
Mamma Roman

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

CANNES 2021 - MIDNIGHT SCREENING

FANTASTIC FEST

TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA

ISTANBUL IFF

THESSALONIKI IFF

SPLAT FILM FEST (Audience Award)

HOF IFF

GERMANY FANTASY FILM FEST

SARAJEVO IFF

TROMSO IFF

MOTEL X

SAO PAULO IFF

“The most eye-wateringly
WTF screnes to be seen on
the Croisette this year”

“A bracing provocation
of a film.”

“The perfect movie for
a Midnight Screening,
which is brimming with
comedy and shocking
content.”