Near Death Experience

de Benoît Délépine, Gustave Kervern



Paul can’t take it anymore. One day, the TV sends him a signal that it’s time to make a radical change in his life. So not wasting a second, he escapes to the Provence mountains where he’ll have a near death experience. An unclassifiable film that brings together the most incendiary French writer with one of today’s most eccentric filmmaker duos.


Benoît Délépine, Gustave Kervern

After meeting while working in television, they formed an artistic alliance that gave its first fruits with Altraa (04). Films like Avida (06), Louise-Michel (08) or Mammuth (10) have led them to participate in Cannes, San Sebastian and Berlin. 

Technical information

FRANCE, 2014DirectorsBenoît Delépine, Gustave KervernProducersBenoît Delépine, Gustave KervernScreenplayBenoît Delépine, Gustave KervernCinematographyHugues PoulainCastMichel Houellebecq, Bertram Marius

Edition: 2015
Section: Seven Chances
Original language: French