Gallic helmer Bruno Dumont is training his sights on the U.S. once more with his new project.
Dumont, who has the Iraq-inspired “Flanders” (Flandres) in competition, is casting for Los Angeles-set cop thriller “The End.” Helmer wrote the script in English to help attract a Hollywood star.
“Today in every way there is a desire for all things American. This is something I want to analyze. I want to give back to the U.S. the pictures they send us. There is a desire for change after everything America has diffused to us,” said Dumont.
“Flanders” is sure to cause controversy like Dumont’s previous pic “Twentynine Palms,” which offered a negative view of the U.S.
Never one to shy from a debate, Dumont criticizes the U.S.-led war in Iraq with “Flanders.” Desert scenes were shot in Morocco.
“Iraq is an expression of the modern war. I don’t want to pick a fight with the U.S.. but I’m interested in audiences around the world, not just America,” added Dumont.