After 8 years of work N – The Madness of Reason, had its world premiere at the 64e International Film festival of Berlin (6-16 February).
In 2015 the film won the Ensor Awards for Best Film, Best Editing (Nico Leunene) and Best Music (Walter Hus).
N is the story of an unusual obsession. A French encyclopaedist tries to complete his life's work from beyond death. Hovering between dream and reality, this magical film plays on the confrontation between the Western mind and African spirituality.
The film is written and directed by PETER KRÜGER. The text was written by the renown Nigerian writer BEN OKRI (winner of the Booker Prize) . The film is narrated by the French actor MICHAEL LONSDALE. The music for the film is composed by WALTER HUS in close collaboration with Malian singer FATOUMATA DIAWARA as the main vocalist. RIMVYDAS LEIPUS (Khadak, the films of Sharunas Bartas, ...) took care of the cinematography while NICO LEUNEN edited the film. PETER KRÜGER not only directed but also produced the film for INTI FILMS (Drift, Kinshasa Kids, Desert Island)
The film is a Belgian-Dutch-German co-production between Inti Films, Cobra Films, Mollywood, Dieptescherpte, Blinker Filmproduktion, ARTE/ZDF and is supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles, Taxshelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Dutch Film fund, Media Programme of the European Union and Eurimages, in collaboration with Canvas, Sabam.
BE-DE-NL 2014 / 102’ / DCP / 1:1,85 / colour / surround 5.1 & 2.0.
Original languages : French, English, Bambara, Dioula, Sénoufo, Songhoy, Agni