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The Hard Land

A Short film by Olivier Riou

Produced by Les Films au Long Cours

Production year : 2006

Actors (7)

Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Les Films au Long Cours


Without letting his family know, Alain, a bachelor farmer, puts an end to his life in a man-made lake. Frédéric, his brother who settled in the city, concerned by the lack of news, finds the farm in a run-down state. Rediscovering the daily gestures of the farming life that he’d chosen to leave behind, without completely losing all hope, Frédéric experiences a few days in Alain’s ghostly shadow.

Full credits (10)

Executive Producers :

Olivier Berlemont, Ludovic Henry, Julien Naveau

Director of Photography :

Yves Kohen

Editor :

Frédéric Réau

Production Designer :

Claire Taimiot

Costume designer :

Martine Henry

Screenwriter :

Olivier Riou

Sound Recordist :

Jocelyn Robert

Sound Editor :

Emmanuel Bonnat

Music Composer :

Thomas Pitaux

Sound Mixer :

Vincent Verdoux

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Psychological drama

Themes :

Family, Suicide

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

16 min 57 seconds

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Dolby DTS

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