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A new, even more gruesome civil war breaks out on American soil, as imagined by Alex Garland (EX-MACHINA, ANNIHILATION). Still fiction… for the moment.


Original Title : CIVIL WAR
: Alex Garland
Screenplay : Alex Garland
Cast : Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Sonoya Mizuno & Nick Offerman
DOP : Rob Hardy
Producer : Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich & Gregory Goodman
Production : A24
Distribution : Just Entertainment
World Sales : A24

Year : 2024
Country :
Audio : English
Subtitles : FR / NL
Running time : 109'

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Audience : 16+
Premiere : International
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Extra Info

In a nearby future where the president of the United States of America has seized a third mandate, all the while modulating his government into a full-fledged dictatorship, the states of Florida, Texas and California have decided to secede. Not naturally inclined to diplomacy, the “Leader of the Free World” doesn’t like their insolence and counters by plunging his country into a second civil war. In the midst of the debris and the indescribable chaos that reigns freely, with extremist militias running amok, a group of journalists is crossing the country, trying to figure how in God’s name they went from Disneyland to an even gorier version of the Vietnam war at home. Until the fateful moment the President unilaterally decides to accept all possible collateral damage, as long as he’s obeyed…

Do we still need to introduce Alex Garland? The man who scripted THE BEACH and 28 DAYS LATER and directed ANNIHILATION, MEN and EX-MACHINA is back with a particularly bleak though keenly observed outlook on what unspeakable horrors the future may have in store for us. Three years after the attack on the Capitol and a mere few months before the next American elections, he’s serving up one of the most anticipated dystopia’s of the year, starring Kirsten Dunst and Wagner Moura. One piece of advice: come and enjoy it at the BIFFF as a work of pure fiction while you can, because soon it might be more at home at the Brussels Millenium Festival for documentaries…