A Farewell to Fools Poster

Release Date: March 7th, 2014

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2014

PG-13|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, Romanian villagers try to force a madman (Gérard Depardieu) to take responsibility for the death of a German soldier.

Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Laura Morante, Harvey Keitel, Bogdan Iancu, Alexandru Bindea, Nicodim Ungureanu, Gheorghe Visu, Hubert Damen

Director: Bogdan Dreyer

Genres: Dark comedy, Historical drama, War

Distributors: Monterey Media

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Though the story’s directness and simplicity are admirable, the ending’s moral ambiguity is frustrating. show more

  • It’s good to see Depardieu in an English-speaking role again, but he can only carry A Farewell to Fools so far by himself, especially when he never commits to “simple” heart and soul. show more

  • For the most part, A Farewell to Fools rollicks along on its own bizarre and not successful path, comedic moments falling flat, emotional moments running shallow, but in that moment we can feel something else striving to break free. show more

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