A Farewell to Fools
DVD Cat. 300202
A Farewell to Fools Available Now on Digital and DVD
Directed By: Bogdan Dreyer
"IT’S A HUMAN COMEDY THAT THROWS A LIGHT ON THE FAULT LINES OF POWER, AND ILLUSTRATES THE FINE LINE BETWEEN MORALITY AND SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS... A SORT OF LIGHTLY AFFECTED, DARKLY COMEDIC PARABLE... IT CONNECTS BECAUSE IT’S ALL CONNECTED TO A SERIES OF WELL-SKETCHED CHARACTERS."
"IT'S A WAR OF WITS. DEPARDIEU AND KEITEL ARE AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME"
- AMY R. HANDLER, FILM THREAT
"HILARIOUS… AN ENJOYABLE STORY THAT ULTIMATELY TRIUMPHS AS SWEET LITTLE COMEDY"
- PASTE MAGAZINE
Produced By: Giuliano Doman and Daniel Zuta
Written By: Anusavan Salamanian
Starring: Gérard Depardieu (Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe Winner, EMMY nominee, two-time Winner and 16 time nominee of the Cesar Award (France’s Academy Awards); Life of Pi, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Man in the Iron Mask), Harvey Keitel (Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe nominee, Independent Spirit Award Winner; Bugsy, The Piano, Bad Lieutenant, Reservoir Dogs)
Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier. The German authorities demand that the perpetrator must be identified or the town leaders will be shot the following morning. In their desperation, led by Father Johanis (Harvey Keitel), their salvation seems to lie in convincing the town “fool”, Ipu (Gérard Depardieu), to agree to confess, and save them all with his sacrifice. The comedy and darker sides of human nature race toward the deadline where one cannot help but wonder who, in fact, is the actual "fool"?