57,000 Kilometers Between Us
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Director's Statement Collapse
This is my subject matter: the life force, the very human dependence on belief (even to the extent of self-deception), the vital energy involved in pulling one's life together, in devising or undertaking whatever it takes to find enjoyment. In parallel, the adults struggle and organize and sometimes what they do verges on the absurd or on the insane—when it escapes them. And then: Nat. She has her own system, unconscious and abrupt, playful and sincere. Nat runs at life, but always it seems to slip out of her grasp. She is so young that the business of surviving, day in and day out, leaves her looking wide-eyed. "Us, we'll never die," she proclaims.
Wrong. Within a couple of days and nights, her illusions are shattered. Truth and reality reassert themselves. Characters step out from behind their screens, step out from their homes. And as they come face to face with each other, they must face up to themselves. So different to what they hoped for and wanted and believed, different to their childhood or adult dreams. Painful, yes. But throughout this story, pleasure and pain are inextricably combined, the one meaningless without the other: In the world I want to describe, pleasure and pain are colors.
It's a flawed yet colorful world, in which settings stand as characters and ideas. And then, for Nat and Adrien's outing, as she touches everything he can only see behind glass or across a screen, the vision turns sensual. The structure is like a network, bringing the various characters and events into poetic contact with each other. In the end, the story hones a multitude of lives into a single movement that encompasses and connects them all.
Film Information Collapse
[KILOM] | 2007 | 82 | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Delphine Kreuter
Foreign Title: (57000 km entre nous)
Premiere: North American
Cast & Credits Collapse
Principal Cast Florence Thomassin, Pascal Bongard, Marie Burgun, Hadrien Bouvier, Stephanie Michelini, Mohamed Rouabhi
Screenplay Delphine Kreuter, Mathieu Lis, Emmanuel Finkiel
Producer Laetitia Gonzalez, Yael Fogiel
Editor Valentine Borlant, Francois Gedigier, Delphine Kreuter
Sound Design Nicolas Washkowski, Nicolas Gerlic
Director of Photography Delphine Kreuter
Production Designer Fabrice Lorrain