Near the end of World War I in France, five nearly hopeless men shoot themselves in order to escape the horror of the frontline trenches at the Somme. They are court-martialed under mysterious circumstances and as punishment, are pushed out of an allied trench into no-man’s land, left alone to die a horrible death. The fiancee of one of the men, suddenly receives some information that leads her to believe her boyfriend might have somehow been able to escape his prescribed fate. She sets out on a painful and frustrating search for the truth, which also leads her to learn about the absurdity of war, the strangeness of secrecy, and the enduring passion and tenacity of the human heart. Based on the acclaimed novelby Sebastian Japrisot. Nominated for two Academy Awards! Starring Audrey Tatou (“Dirty Pretty Things,” “Amelie”), Jodie Foster (“Panic Room,” “Contact”), Dominique Pinon (“The Da Vinci Code,” “Amelie”) and Tcheky Karyo (“Taking Lives,” “The Patriot”).
Actor: Dominique Pinon
JC is the perfect example of a certain kind of Belgian: show-off, loud-mouth, Mr Know-It-All. As he can only see his dream of a beautiful life on a sunny beach through a travel agency window, he makes do with preaching at everyone else. Fortunately, JC is also funny, touching and emotional – and an ace ladykiller, which is not the case with Stef, his lifelong friend. While jokes, sex, fights and, let’s be honest, stealing cars are JC’s daily fun, Stef’s permanent good mood is merely a façade hiding his existential unease. JC’s unexpected encounter with Natacha, a beautiful adventuress, in a merc’s trunk is turning point for the two pals. Then begins a picaresque voyage in today’s Belgium inhabited by characters each more crazy than the last.