Paris-based Le Pacte, which has four movies competing at Cannes, has boarded Lucas Belvaux’s “This Is Our Land (Chez nous),” a drama star...
La Pacte Boards Lucas Belvaux’s Political Drama ‘This Is Our Land’
Dequenne (“Our Children”) stars opposite French stars Andre Dussollier (“Diplomacy”), Guillaume Gouix (“The Returned”) and Catherine Jacob.
Frenkel, who previously produced Claude Lanzmann’s “The Last of the Unjust,” said the film was eminently political and social as it will shed light on the inner workings of a far right party that tries to polish its image and rhetoric in order to broaden its base.
Belvaux (“The Law of the Weakest,” “38 Witnesses”) said “This Is Our Land” will give a “timely snapshot of today’s France where the (far-right) Front National party has gained grounds in the run-up to the presidential election.”
Indeed, the Front National, led by Marine Le Pen, is a front-runner is next year’s presidential election, according to early polls.
Although the main narrative thread of the film is fictional, most events depicted in the film happened in real life as the film is thoroughly documented, Belvaux said.