Beasts of the Southern Wild

Benh Zeitlin, USA, 2012o

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Six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her alcoholic father in Bathtub, an island and a slum settlement in Louisiana.In spite of her age, she is independent and a bundle of energy: she cracks crabs with her bare hands, fights, has a special connection to animals and feels at home in the swamp. When a storm comes and she is brought to the mainland as if, Hushpuppy has to defy the adversities with her fantasy.

An allegorical film from the Deep South, which uses the events around Hurricane Katrina as an existentialist background.

Der überwältigende Erstling des US-Regisseurs Benh Zeitlin ist wirklich ein Biest: ein Bastard aus frei schwebender Bayou-Folklore und bodenständiger Fantasy, archaisch, stürmisch und immer auch heillos überfrachtet. Kinderfantasien und reale Erinnerung an die Verwüstungen durch den Hurrikan Katrina verschmelzen hier zu einer ureigenen Mythologie des amerikanischen Südens. Und mittendrin die sechsjährige Quvenzhané Wallis als Hushpuppy, eine kleine Naturgewalt in einer versinkenden Welt.

Florian Keller

Galleryo

Time Out, 10/12/2012
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The New York Times, 6/26/2012
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Interview (Magazine), 6/26/2012
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Spiegel Online, 12/17/2012
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Le Parisien, 12/11/2012
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L'humanité, 7/28/2019
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Interview with Benh Zeitlin, Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry
/ hitfix.com
en / 6/21/2012 / 4‘45‘‘

Making of Beasts of the Southern Wild
/ The Creators Project
en / 8/15/2012 / 10‘28‘‘

Director Benh Zeitlin about his first feature film as director, co-writer, and co-composer
From / KCRW
en / 28‘15‘‘

Movie Datao

Other titles
Les Bêtes du sud sauvage FR
Genre
Drama, Fantasy
Running time
93 Min.
Original language
English
Important Awards
Cannes 2012: Caméra d’or (Best first feature) | Sundance 2012: Grand Jury Prize
Ratings
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ØYour rating7.3/10
IMDB user:
7.3 (79882)
cinefile-user:
< 10 votes
Critics:
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Cast & Crewo

Quvenzhané WallisHushpuppy
Dwight HenryWink
Levy EasterlyJean Battiste
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Interview with director Benh Zeitlin
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Review Le Parisien
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Review L'humanité
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Director Benh Zeitlin about his first feature film as director, co-writer, and co-composer
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