© by Walter Films 2011 / Direction Philippe Prouff / Production Walter Films / Actor Denis Lavant / Fashion Damir Doma / Music John & Jehn / Executive Production Franck Laskar / Camera Thomas Robin / Sound Julien Sicart / Editing Lise Fernandez
ABOUT THE MOVIE
A Waster is a practice weapon made out of wood, usually a sword. It is the name of a king without a kingdom, stranded on a hostile island with a wooden sword and a crown, and confronted with the absurdity of his own existence. A man who spends all his energy continuously building and destroying the same stone walls on a land in which he reigns as his sole master.
It obviously reminds us of the myth of Sisyphus, compelled by the Gods to roll a boulder up a hill, only to see it roll back down, and to repeat it throughout eternity. But presently, this man is not desperate, and almost seems to be happy. Waster is the revolt of the absurd Man.
The director first wrote the script and found the place. The choice of Denis Lavant as this king was then obvious and that the collection of Damir Doma would match perfectly with the character and the island's landscape (Inishmaan in Ireland).
ABOUT WALTER FILMS
The company shortly became a major partner of fashion's houses, through its exclusive relation with CHANEL, and for its productions for companies such as YVES SAINT LAURENT or CELINE. Walter Films has also created a network of new fashion designers generation, MAXIME SIMOENS, GUSTAVO LINS, DAMIR DOMA, ... Besides Fashion, the company opened itself to other fields of activity, like music, with videos for bands (John and Jehn's, Tse,...)
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