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CAGES

by Olivier Masset-Depasse

synopsis

Eve and Damien are a happy couple, but little by little, silence is driving them apart. They keep an unusual cafe, called the Zoo. Every year they organise a contest for the most peculiar animal noise. Eve expresses herself by acting out what she wants to say, but won't talk. She's pathologically afraid of using words. But her partner needs to talk; it's vital to him. Gradually he also loses the capacity to communicate and becomes a prisoner in an inner fog. The couple is on the verge of suffocation... When Eve finally realises she's about to lose Damien, the love of her life, she decides it's time to change.

original title: Cages
country: Belgium, France
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Olivier Masset-Depasse
film run: 86'
release date: BE 09/05/2007
screenplay: Olivier Masset-Depasse
cast: Sagamore Stévenin, Anne Coesens
cinematography by: Tommaso Fiorilli
film editing: Damien Keyeux
art director: Jimmy Vansteenkiste
costumes designer: Elisa Ancion
music: Nicolas Haas
producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
production: Versus Production, Les Films Pelléas, RTBF, Scope Invest (BE), CRRAV Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Mobilis productions (FR)
backing: Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique et les Télédistributeurs wallons, MEDIA
distributor: Cinéart

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main awards/selection

Rome Film Festival 2006 In Competition
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