mercredi 19 octobre
Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik


Culture clash movies are practically a genre in themselves. They can subvert every known genre in moviedom and turn its conventions upside down, making it a culture clash movie instead. Wasn’t „King Kong“ one of the first culture clash movies? From high drama to absurdist comedy, from harsh documentary to psychologically nuanced auteur cinema to roaring blockbuster, the culture clash movie tells us a lot about human experience and the bond we all share. Some of them are, of course, heavy on cliché, but the good ones don’t have to rely on that. A culture clash doesn’t have to turn into a culture war either. Anyone for a „remix“?

  • Survival drama
  • USA / 1972
  • Directed by John Boorman
  • Casting: Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty
  • 109 min
  • OV, with French subtitles
  • Suitable for ages 16+

EN – Four city slickers paddle down a fictional river in the Appalachian mountains – to test their masculinity. The outdoor adventure feel soon turns into a real-life nightmare, as they encounter a specimen of mankind from the far side. This is the mother of survival thrillers, full of iconic scenes you won’t forget. 

DE – Vier Männer aus der Stadt starten auf eine Kanufahrt durch die Appalachen, auf der Suche nach ihrer Männlichkeit. Was wie ein herzhafter Abenteuer-Exkurs anfängt, schlägt alsbald in blanken Horror um, als sie einem Menschenschlag begegnen, der das Blut gefrieren lässt. Unvergessliche Szenen in einem Klassiker des Genres.

FR – Quatre citadins font une descente en canoë d’une rivière située dans les Appalaches, question de tester leur masculinité. Mais cette joyeuse excursion se révèle vite être une descente aux enfers, car les dangers affrontés ne sont pas uniquement naturels. Ce classique thriller survivaliste regorge de scènes iconiques qui font froid dans le dos.