Disco Boy

Belgia, France, Italy 2023
In French, English, Polish and Igbo, subtitles in Finnish
92 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Giacomo Abbruzzese
Screenplay: Giacomo Abbruzzese, Cristèle Alves Meira, Licia Eminenti
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Morr Ndiaye, Laetitia Ky
Production: Lionel Massol, Pauline Seigland, Giulia Achilli, Marco Alessi, André Logie, Gaëtan David, Maria Blicharska, Arno Moria / Films Grand Huit, Dugong Films, Panache Productions, Donten & Lacroix, DIVISION
Print Source: Elävän kuvan keskus ELKE

A journey both geographical (the story travels to Africa and the Niger Delta before returning to Paris) and mystical (featuring ghosts, visions and possession/redemption/liberation), this strange, incredibly physical and sensorial war film, which is awash with fleeting clues and cryptic symbolism beneath its intense action-movie exterior, flaunts a markedly modern personal style which has perfectly processed its various influences, ranging from Apocalypse Now to the global geopolitical tensions brought about by migration (and the environmentally unfriendly predation of raw materials), and from indoctrination of minds to direct shamanistic communication with souls.

Fabien Lemercier / Cineuropa