ALMERIA COLLECTION, CRISES IN THE DESERT

VILLAGE 42

Western - Development 2014

The goal of this project is to give 8 young European teams the opportunity to write and shoot 8 stories that will be put up together as a single movie - the aim being to emphasize the diversity of the young European creation through the rehabilitation of its heritage.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Western
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, SPAIN, UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Producer(s)
    • Cyril CADARS (Village 42), Jean-François GUILLOU (Angevine Production), Jose Antonio HERGUETA (Produccionnes Transatlanticas), Alex BODEN (Pistachio Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • The locations and landscapes of the spaghetti westerns are the main theme of 7 stories being set in the Almeria area. With an existential crisis in the back- ground, from the 19th century to the 21st, the di erent characters are at a turning point in their lives, a point of no return.
      A young girl wonders about the identity of an astronaut lost in the desert. Belle George learns how to sco at men in the American West. !ree pisto- leros are facing their past and an American town discovers the setbacks of the "rst political elections. In 2013, Abdoulaye, a young African man, dis- covers the price of a dead body and the cost of his precarious liberty as an undocumented immigrant. Marco, a Spanish young man, pays his brother’s debts to "nd his wife and daughter again. Joaquin, approaching his "$ies, is confronted to himself when he founds a 19 year old stripper asleep on the backseat of his car and tries to become a better man a$er time spent in the wil- derness. In a near and chaotic future, in a world full of riots, René and Maëlle liberate themselves from the Nantais, in order to get to the only violence-free zone created by the United Nations and the NATO. Whether it is expansion, revenge, resurrection, madness or survival we’re talking about, those lives will be turned upside down forever.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2014
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