He was an extraordinary French moviemaker.
BÍte Immonde sees the return of your recurring character, the
highly conflicted Statross
Reichmann - so what can you tell us about Statross
in this movie, how does he compare to former incarnations, and will he
return again in future films of yours?
Reichmann is like Dracula
Krueger. A dark myth. An allegory of racism too. In the
previous movies, people came to know Statross like a strange, poor, coloured
victim. Things change in this new movie. Itís a new point of view on
him. But I think I said a lot of things about alterity, racism, I would
like to turn the page. And I'm not sure I will realise any more movies.
First, I'm singer, then I'm tired of it, and Iíve lost a lot of money.
I would describe La
BÍte Immonde a rather calm and lyrical film despite the many
sensationalist topics it touches. Did you ever feel the temptation to just
go over-the-top, and what can you tell us about your directorial approach
to your subject matter as
I donít work for MTV. Iím free. KKK
is not a clip. Itís a movie. We need to see and understand the
What can you tell us about your cast, and what
made your actors and actresses perfect for their roles?
is a mysterious woman, I'm not sure she will appear in other movies, she
accepted for me.
MaÔk Darah plays Miss
Severia Bourgeois, sheís famous in France for her voice, sheís the
French voice of Whoopi Goldberg.
seen MarlŤne Pons in a kind of a TV reality-show.
sequences of La BÍte
Immonde are set in a haunted forest, which seems to be a recurring
theme in your movies. So what can you tell us about the particular forest
you used in La BÍte
Immonde, and your predeliction for forests as such?
like forests - to walk inside. Last year, I made a tour through the
forests of Amatola Mountains, in South Africa. One time, I was lost, but it
felt good. It was such an experience! Itís dark, beautiful, strange,
forests in Europe, or Asia, or Africa are fantastic places of legends.
Once again, I must say thank you Disney
too. In the old Disney-movies,
the forest was a character.
can you tell us about the shoot as such and the on-set atmosphere?
was tiring. Fascinating but tiring. Itís funny cause during the shoot in
the forest, I didnít feel the atmosphere, I was so stressed. Maybe for
actors it was different.
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
$64-question of course: Where is the film available from?
Ebay, priceminister, CD-LP, and you can find the
movie in Movies 2000 in Paris.
Any future projects you'd like to share?
2013, I will inaugurate my ten years of career ! I will sing in a
beautiful theatre in Paris, plus some concerts in other towns. I'm waiting
for answers, I've sent books, I want to write, write, again, and again...
movie's website, Facebook, whatever else?
English-speaking people: http://kkkthecruelbeast.blogspot.fr/
movie will be avalaible with English subtitles.
you are dying to tell us and I have merely forgotten to ask?
want to say thank you to the cast, to people who helped me to realise this
project. Cause I think itís really my last movie.
for the interview!