The French agriculture-drama Au Nom De La Terre’, starring Veerle Baetens and Guillaume Canet, a veehoudersfamilie which is at all costs trying to survive on a very strong start in France. The first film of a director: Edouard Bergeon was on Wednesday the 25th of september, in the French theatre, and received in less than a week but less than 470.000 visitors. This is, without a doubt, very impressive for such a powerful art – house film with a topical theme. This openingscijfers are usually on the order of a series of French comedies.
By way of comparison, in the movie ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown,” which, in France, was released under the title of “Alabama Monroe” and in the beginning, for the Veerle Baetens,’ the French career, and won in his entire career up to 400,000 visitors. The Belgium distributor is very excited and suspect that the film will be about 1.5 million viewers, will end up in France.
Au Nom De La Terre’ also seeks to draw attention to a big problem in agriculture in France and Europe as a whole. In France, you are committing each and every day to be a farmer, committed suicide because of the intolerable pressure in order to compete with the declining prices paid by the consumer for local products and willing to pay for it. In Belgium, no figures are available, but the situation was not like anything about it.