Outside Satan (Hors Satan)
Drama / Foreign Language
Director: Bruno Dumont
Running time: 110 mins Released: 4th January 2013
About Outside Satan (Hors Satan)
A ragged, intense man (David Dewaele of 2manydjs/Soulwax fame) appears to be some sort of demented saviour in this sober drama from the director of the similarly theologically themed Hadewijch. Along a sparsely vegetated strip of Northern France, the man spends his days wandering the hillsides. Although distant and taciturn towards most people, he has a bond with a local woman (Alexandre Lemartre). When she reveals that she is having problems, he helps her by matter-of-factly blowing away her stepfather with a shotgun. Despite a police investigation, the man seems impervious to outside interference and continues to take drastic measures against his enemies. But do his bizarre actions suggest the work of God, or is he simply a madman?