• Unrated, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Serge Bozon
    In Theaters:
    Jan 6, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 6, 2010
  • Shellac Distribution

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La France Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

Tender and lyrical and lonely, it's like a phantom dreamwalk along the borders of war...

Full Review Source: Seanax.com

April 11, 2010
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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You might want to file this one under Novelties and Cult Items, Not Completely Baked.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 5, 2008
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Serge Bozon's quietly disturbing fable takes place in northern France in the middle of Word War I.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B

September 5, 2008
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The players, Sylvie Testude's Camille plus the eleven French soldiers, are not given much chance to develop their characters beyond two-dimensional.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

July 16, 2008
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

Gender and genre are continuously bent in La France, Serge Bozon's uniquely weird and often starkly beautiful experiment.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2008
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Simultaneously avant garde and down to earth, the somber film is anchored by spontaneous musical eruptions on its more elusive end and by Sylvie TestudÔ(TM)s tactile performance.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 11, 2008
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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In the once-upon-a-time fairy tale called La France, French soldiers move through darkly verdant landscapes worthy of Henri Rousseau.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 11, 2008
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Without ever surrendering its deadpan naturalism, La France becomes increasingly poetic: The seasons change, the landscape grows barren, and the stars in the sky take their names from the dead men below.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 10, 2008
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog

[A] stunningly confident, category-defying, broken-down dream piece about loss and being lost...irresistible.

Full Review Source: SpoutBlog

July 9, 2008
Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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A drama about the horrors, loneliness and camaraderie of World War I that intermittently (four times, to be specific) blooms into a delirious musical.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/6

July 9, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

It has the odd but potent effect of revealing an ethereal aspect of the war experience that in its bleakness stirs the mind with far more elusive questions than answers. A tantalizing, visually lyrical elixir for those enamored of mystifying brain teasers

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 28, 2008
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 18, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

November 17, 2011

Slant Magazine

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2008
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