De bruit et de fureur

  • 95'
  • France
  • 1987

De bruit et de fureur starts when Bruno (13) moves to a poor outer suburb of Paris. He is left to fend for himself by his mother and his only company in the cheap rental apartment is a canary. At school, a young teacher gives him some time and attention. Bruno is introvert, not like his aggressive fellow pupils, and so he is an outsider. Yet he becomes friends with the rebellious delinquent Jean-Roger, who lives in the same block. Bruno discovers the surroundings of this coarse and provocative kid, who has an authoritarian father and friends who lose themselves in senseless violence. Bruno becomes a passive spectator as blood and fire are unleashed.

This flamboyant film with a dash of Shakespeare mixes realism, dream world and lyricism. The basis is documentary, violent and real. The picture of the world provided is a harsh one. This image is however repeatedly interrupted by dreams. Education and dignity are the two forces in this humanist film; they lead Jean-Roger towards salvation. De bruit et de fureur is a work that poses questions about our role as spectator – of the film and of the world. (Jacques Déniel)

Director
Jean-Claude Brisseau
Country of production
France
Production Year
1987
Festival Edition
IFFR 2003
Length
95'
Medium
35mm
International title
The Sound and the Fury
Language
French
Producer
Margaret Menegoz
Production Company
Les Films du Losange
Sales
Les Films du Losange
Screenplay
Jean-Claude Brisseau
Cinematography
Romain Winding
Editor
Jean-Claude Brisseau
Music
Louis Gimel
Cast
Bruno Cremer, François Négret, Vincent Gasperitch, Fabienne Babe, Thierry Helaine