Aurélien, known as Mouton (Sheep), works in a restaurant in a small town. In the first part, the film follows this cheerful 17-year-old with a simple life, loved by those who get to know him. Until he disappears after a bizarre accident. The focus then shifts to the people left behind who miss him.
This dynamic, restless film jumps from one character, and one plot line to the next—with an abandon and constant upending of expectations rendered in a suitably cinema-verite style. Its profound, even existentially ramshackle and random quality won it a prize at the prestigious Locarno Festival!
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy