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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #115. Quentin Dupieux’s Realite


Director: Quentin Dupieux
Writer: Quentin Dupieux
Producer: Realitism Films’ Gregory Bernard
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Alain Chabat, Jon Heder, Elodie Bouchez, Jonathan Lambert

Swiftly churning out his bizarre and wildly entertaining films, we will supposedly get to see a bit of Dupieux in 2014. His latest, the hilarious Wrong Cops got very limited theatrical play in late December, 2013 (Los Angeles denizens had the lucky opportunity to see it courtesy of Cinefamily), but should see some expansion elsewhere. Otherwise, it was announced that Dupieux has filmed a secret project with Marilyn Manson which was inspired by their collaboration on Cops. But while details on that remain scant, we are happy to see another project due in 2014 starring Alain Chabat and Elodie Bouchez (who many arthouse devotees should recognize for a role in Andre Techine’s 1994 film Wild Reeds). Eric Wareheim is also in the cast, so we’re sure this will be strangely entertaining.

Gist: In a recent interview, Dupieux described the project as “super poetic, dreamy, well-constructed and smart.”

Release Date: It’s hard to say, though festival play will be a given. Cannes, Locarno, and Toronto could all be bets.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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