Flanders. Demester shares his time between his farm and walks with Barbe, his childhood friend. He loves her, secretly and painfully, accepting from her the little that she can give him. Along with others his age, Demester leaves to be a soldier in a war in a far off land. Barbarity, camaraderie and fear turn Demester into a warrior. As the seasons go by, Barbe, alone and wasting away, waits for the soldiers to return. Demester comes back from war and learn to become a man again.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Bruno Dumont

Written by: Bruno Dumont

Cinematography: Yves Cape

Cast: Samuel Boidin (Demester), Adelaide Leroux (Barbe)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2006