Discours d’acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin

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Le Discours d’acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin

The Glorious Acceptance of Nicolas Chauvin

Benjamin Crotty
F, 2018
Shorts, 26min, OmeU

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Le Discours d’acceptation glorieux de Nicolas Chauvin

Benjamin Crotty
F, 2018
Shorts, 26min, OmeU

Cast: 
Alexis Manenti
Nicolas Chauvin
Antoine Cholet
Cadaver
Pauline Jacquard
Girl from the city
Screenplay: 
Benjamin Crotty
Sound: 
Florent Castellani
Charlotte Butrak
Bruno Ehlinger
Camera: 
Sean Price Williams

Production: 
Les Films du Bal
World Sales: 
Les Films du Bal
Format: 
DCP
Color

Historians have no doubt, the famous, brave French soldier, humble peasant Nicolas Chauvin never lived, but became a national myth. Out of his name grew a worldwide known notion: Chauvinism, disrespectful and gleeful nationalism. Benjamin Crotty awakes the phantom on screen, switching between night club stage and outdoor Monty Python surrealities. Trapped by memories of Bonaparte times and Macron’s attempts to reestablish La grande nation, Chauvin stumbles through histories and times. At the same time funny and sad, depending which way your brain leads you ... (Otto Reiter)