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RED ANTS

by Stephan Carpiaux

synopsis

16-year-old Alex lives with her father Frank in an isolated village in the Ardennes forest. Obliged to help him after her mother’s tragic death, Alex finds herself growing up too fast for her age. While Frank tries to escape the apathy in which he has been living since the death of his wife, Alex unwillingly revives her father's pain, plunging them both into an ambiguous world where the border between tenderness and desire is increasingly fragile. An unexpected meeting with Hector, a 22-year-old orphan whose aunt contrives to keep him immature, opens the young girl’s eyes about the relationship with her father. Together, Alex and Hector will have to shake off the burden of the past and learn to lead their own lives.

international title: Red Ants
original title: Les fourmis rouges
country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Stephan Carpiaux
film run: 90'
release date: BE 14/11/2007, FR 14/11/2007
screenplay: Stephan Carpiaux, Laurent Denis
cast: Déborah François, Arthur Jugnot, Frédéric Pierrot, Julie Gayet
cinematography by: Philippe Guilbert
film editing: France Duez
music: Frédéric Vercheval
producer: Jean-Luc Van Damme
production: Libris Films, Banana Films, Hémispheres Films, CinéCinémas
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