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Bloody Oranges

Local title
Veriapelsinid
Title in Russian
Кровавые апельсины
Original title
Oranges sanguines
Director
Jean-Christophe Meurisse
Country
France
Year
2021
Programme
Midnight Shivers
Genre
satirical comedy, horror
Subject
Society, elderly, violence, dance, sexuality, humor

The French theatre director Jean-Christophe Meurisse turned heads in 2016 when his feature debut “Apnée” premiered in the Cannes’ Critics Week.

“Apnée” follows a threesome of inseparable friends frolicking in a series of sketch-like vignettes. “Bloody Oranges” structure is also based on a decentralized storyline following four separate narrative strands. A retired couple is drowning in debts and tries to dance their way out of losing a house, a minister of the economy who is suspected of tax evasion attempts to bring more money into the state budget by raising taxes and knocks on a wrong door one night, a teenage girl gets abducted and abused after she has just properly experienced her burgeoning sexuality, and a lawyer has to deal with his parents who he considers to be careless and finds himself on the receiving end of road rage.

“Bloody Oranges” is a fairly cynical and anarchistic satire, a comedy of (a)morals touching political topics in the disenfranchised and embittered French society.

Director
Jean-Christophe Meurisse
Screenwriter
Yohann Gloaguen, Jean-Christophe Meurisse, Amélie Philippe
Cast
Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Christophe Paou, Guilaine Londez, Vincent Dedienne
Producer
Marine Bergere, Romain Daubeach, Alice Girard
DoP
Javier Ruiz Gomez
Editor
Flora Volpelière
Production
Rectangle Productions, Mamma Roman
World sales
Best Friend Forever
Runtime
Language
French
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Cannes
Director
Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Il est des nôtres (One of Us, 2013), Apnée (2016), Oranges sanguines (Bloody Oranges, 2021)

Screenings

Hall 4 Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening021306 / Veriapelsinid
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening032205 / Veriapelsinid
SubtitlesEnglish
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Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening160604 / Veriapelsinid
SubtitlesEnglish
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Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningVeriapelsinid
SubtitlesEnglish
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