The French Dispatch. A special film with various French classics

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The French Dispatch is the new film from producer Wes Anderson. The fresh and atypical production depicts stories from editors of an American magazine of the same name. The magazine is released in a fictional 20ecentury French town called Ennui-sur-Blasé. That city symbolizes France through the years. The film will premiere on October 27, 2021. Almost everything in the film is based on truth and came about through extensive research. This production is a must for lovers of classic French cars. 

Those who are well aware of the contemporary actors' guild will be delighted to hear names such as Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Elizabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand The new Wes Anderson is traditionally full of stars, perfectly symmetrical pictures and a voice-over. which can best be described as characteristic. To enhance the quintessentially French character of this new film, Anderson and his people came car-technical logically from the French heritage. Especially the classics of Citroën regularly fill the image.

Quest for French Heritage

Throughout the film, the collaboration with, for example, Citroën clearly visible. Prior to the recordings, the production team paid a visit to the Citroën Conservatory in Paris. This gave a good idea of ​​the models that could best be used for the film. The Traction Avant and the H are prominent, such as Citroën that's in the movie too. But Anderson also made frantic efforts to look for other French classics. The Simca 1000, the Peugeot 404, the Renault Dauphine, the 4CV, the R8 and the R10 are also represented in the film, which gives a nice historical picture.

Animated Chase in a Traction Avant

De performance begins after the death of the editor-in-chief of The French Dispatch, a widely read American magazine in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé. After his death, the writing team comes together to draft his obituary. Memories of the beloved boss lead to four stories that make up the film. One of the stories is 'The Police Commissioner's Private Dining Room. This part of the film is in the style of French crime dramas of the 30s, 40s and 50s. At a crucial moment, the images of reality are replaced by an animation reminiscent of French comic books. That is also a reference to the place where the scene was shot: Angoulême. That is no coincidence, because that place is also called the comic book capital of France. The car chase takes place with a Citroën Traction Avant.

In cinemas and art houses

This special American film production of 108 minutes can be seen in several cinemas and art houses. Those who would like to see a film in which a typical French atmosphere is displayed in a mixture of surrealism and realism would do well to watch the film. Look for the closest show on the internet pages of the well-known cinemas. Amuse-vous!





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