Coup de grâce

de Clara van Gool


Coup de Grâce is a movie about the shattering of a friendship, about what is broken and what cannot be broken. After a long separation, two men meet again in an enormous, remote building. During the course of the evening they’ll start a duel, a weaponless combat through dance. Delicate, cruel and beautiful, it will be a combat without winners or losers. A stunning film adaptation of the “Ölelés” performance by Jordi Cortés Molina and Damián Muñoz, where Clara van Gool shows how the language of videodance presents a sensitivity similar to some fantastic cinema.


Clara van Gool

Amsterdam, 1962. Her filmography focuses on the terrain of videodance, with outstanding titles like con Courzan (93) or Enter Achilles (96). She went on to experiment with different narrative formats until reaching Between 2 Houses (06), her first fiction film.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Noves Visions - Especials
Original language: without dialogue