Aaltra

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Aaltra
Aaltra.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Gustave de Kervern
Benoît Delépine
Produced by Guillaume Malandrin
Vincent Tavier
Written by Gustave de Kervern
Benoît Delépine
Starring Benoît Delépine
Gustave de Kervern
Michel de Gavre
Gérard Condejean
Music by Les Wampas
Cinematography Hugues Poulain
Edited by Anne-Laure Guégan
Production
company
La Parti Productions
Moviestream
OF2B Productions
Distributed by Ad Vitam Distribution (France)
Release date
  • 13 May 2004 (2004-05-13) (France)
Running time
92 minutes
Country Belgium
France
Language French
English
Finnish
German
Dutch

Aaltra is a 2004 Belgian French-language deadpan black comedy film directed and written by Gustave de Kervern and Benoît Delépine. The film won four awards and was nominated for three others.

Plot[edit]

Benoit Delepine plays a harassed businessman wrecked by his commute, who is working from home, against company rules. He is called in to the office and comes across his deadly enemy, a jobbing farmworker Gustave de Kervern, who is spraying herbicide along the roads – and into the businessman's prized garden, from his tractor – and who won't let him past. The businessman loses his job, things escalate and he seeks out the farmworker and gets into a fight with him.

The two wake up in hospital, having been crushed by a badly-functioning farm machine. They are now confined to wheelchairs, and set out in their chairs for Finland to seek out the manufacturer of the faulty farm machine and get compensation.

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