EN - World War II: somewhere in Transylvania. A German soldier is found dead near a village and the local authorities must find the culprit or they will be all shot by the Nazis the next morning. They promise madman Ipu a hero's funeral if he will claim responsibility. But time is running out…

FR - L'histoire se déroule pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, quelque part en Transylvanie. Le corps sans vie d'un soldat allemand est retrouvé à proximité d'un village. Les autorités locales doivent trouver le coupable, ou elles seront fusillées le lendemain matin par les Nazis. Il n'y a aucune manière de découvrir qui est le coupable, mais il y a le fou du village, à qui les autorités promettent des funérailles héroïques s'il revendique la responsabilité et accepte de mourir à leur place. Il doit prendre une décision, tandis que les heures défilent.


Title A Farewell To Fools
Original title A Farewell To Fools
Original language English
Status In post-production
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2012


Cast Harvey Keitel, Gérard Depardieu, Laura Morante, Hubert Damen
Photography Richard van Oosterhout
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Art director Calin Papura, Anette Reuther
Makeup Nathalie Leborgne
Music Joris Van den Hauwe
Visual effects Frank Mostert

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format 35 mm
Other available formats Blu-ray
Aspect ratio CinemaScope
Colour Colour


26 feature projects in the pipeline

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) recently approved funding for 26 feature-length fiction projects. The list includes much anticipated projects, such as Stijn Coninx’s Marina and Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land, that can start production. Dominique Deruddere’s Flying Home and Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens’ Kebab Royal also received development support, while Lucifer by two-time Cannes selected director Gust Van den Berghe and Marry Me by Kadir Balci got script funding for their next projects.

Bogdan Dreyer's The IdiotEpidemic, the production company behind Koen Mortier’s 22nd of May and Ex Drummer, received production support for both Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet’s The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears and Waste Land, a new film by Pieter Van Hees (Dirty MindLeft Bank). Brussels-based production outfit Savage Film (Bullhead) can start production on Fabrice Du Welz’s Alleluia, while A Private View (Oxygen) is set to shoot Joël Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique, which was written by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and Pat Van Beirs (who both scripted Moscow, Belgium).

Published on Monday 19 December 2011

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Director Bogdan Dreyer
Producers Tomas Leyers
Writers Bogdan Dreyer, Anusavan Salamanian

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