ARMOR

By Sacha BODIROGA

FULGURA FILMS SAS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

In the wild countryside of Brittany, France, a young man fells in love with a borderline girl and runs away from his boring life towards the distribution of a homemade - and illegal - alcohol.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sacha BODIROGA
    • Writer(s)
    • Sacha BODIROGA
    • Producer(s)
    • Sacha BODIROGA (Fulgura Films), Vladimir BODIROGA (Fulgura Films), Flavia NICOLO (Fulgura Films), Dusko BODIROGA (Fulgura Films)
    • Synopsis
    • ARMOR is a kind of neo-realistic, social drama that does not follow all the rules of the genre. It goes by with the narration, traveling between different visual and rhythmical artifacts that bring freshness, audacity and style to the movie while keeping an authentic touch, close to the actors, shot with an overthe-shoulder camera.
      A movie about the fear of the Future, about the choices we all have to make during this fuzzy period between the teenage-hood and the beginning of the adulthood. Who are our points of reference: Our parents? Our friends? Our professors?
      What do we do when we are in a small village in Brittany and the way outs are less obvious and easy than in a big city like Paris?
      Relations between older people and the young are an important part of the movie. Mona’s work is the perfect metaphor for it : she helps old people who are alone. The absence of a father and the kind of “classic” life his mother wants for him bother Alan, which result
      in him having doubts about his own future. The mysterious past of Charon accompanies his solitude, his vision of the old age and his actual regrets. Alan is kind of the son he never had, in whom he sees a better version of himself when he was his age. Those who will
      be old base their future upon the failures and the successes of those who have been young and had to face difficult choices as well. This constantly cohabitation of young and old people is quite frequent
      in the North of the Finistère (bars, parties, sports during the week ends, events, etc). As a result, it is obviously very present in the movie. Alan is a young, lost man, without any specific talent, player and funny
      when he is detached from reality. At the same time he can change and be all of a sudden nervous, susceptible, immature and aggressive
      when reality comes back. Mona is the small ray of sunlight that seems to help Alan out of the boring social life he has, with no joyful perspectives (a suffocating girlfriend, a faculty with no professional
      way outs, a mother with a plain vision of life, the fear of becoming a father at 20 and having to concede a lot of things to raise the baby…). Mona seems to offer him a new, cooler and more motivating life. Finally, this relation between the two will not last long, as the Bloody Armorik and Charon come between their lives and will completely change the “love-friendship” they had and destroy it. Everything goes very fast for Alan, the sell of the alcohol gives him hope to run away
      from his town, he feels stronger, more important, he will not have to be like his parents. Obviously, like a spoiled child, he will be lost in front of the choices he will have to make: instead of making the right ones and
      being an adult, he tries to have everything. As soon as he feels things slip away from him, he becomes more aggressive and gets more lost.”
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