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as The naturist Alain Delon
as The Collector
as Elie's Mother
as A biker #2
as A mechanic #1
as A mechanic #2
as A biker #1
as The car distributor
Critic Reviews for Eldorado
Bob Hope and Bing Crosby they're not. But director-actor Bouli Lanners and costar Fabrice Adde are on a comedy road to Eldorado, even if it takes place in a flat patch of mostly deserted Belgian landscape rather than some Hollywood Shangri-La.
Eldorado was named best European film in the directors' fortnight last year at Cannes.
Avoids a formulaic ending, reflecting instead on the impermanence of human connections and the inescapable baggage of the self.
Eldorado is fueled by the chemistry between Lanners and Adde. They're so good together, they should make a sequel.
A road movie that poignantly juggles absurdism and melancholy.
Audience Reviews for Eldorado
A twisted road film. I found this hilarious, but the humor is very subtle. great soundtrack too.
In "Eldorado," Yvan(Bouli Lanners, who also wrote and directed)is unpleasantly surprised when he returns home to discover Elie(Fabrice Adde) hiding underneath his bed. At first, Yvan takes an agressive approach in rooting him out but he becomes cautious when Elie claims to have a knife. Come morning, Elie tries to make a break for it but not before Yvan manages to trip him up. Instead of calling the police, Yvan takes pity on Elie who has been clean of drugs for two weeks and chose Yvan's since it was the only place around without a dog.(There's a lesson here...) Yvan drops him off at the corner to hitchhike a ride to his parents' place near the French border. Upon his return, Elie is still there and Yvan agrees to give him a ride... "Eldorado" is a compelling road movie that deftly manages to balance its serious and offbeat elements(Alain Delon!?!). A lot of that comes from Yvan who imports American cars to Europe where the streets are too narrow to properly drive them.(If I remember my high school French teacher correctly, that is.) So, you have a man who is slightly out of place with his environment giving a ride to a stranger which is the right thing to do, even if he is doing it for the wrong reason. True charity does not need a reason and Yvan has to remember where his responsibilities end.
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