NEVER DIE YOUNG

NEVER DIE YOUNG

Synopsis

“Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.” (Bob Dylan)

Tomorrow doesn’t matter when you’re young. This is what Guido thought when he was a boy of 15 years and fearless. He fell in love for the first time with a predator called Heroin. It almost killed him … twice. From then on his, life was driven by his addiction: illicit dealing, running away from the police, painful periods of rehab and an everyday craving for drugs that made him do the craziest things. One day, while trying to get away from the police, he jumps off a courthouse balcony and finishes up paralyzed for the rest of his life. Marked for life but still insatiable, he just can’t turn his back on drugs. Heroin is like an orgasm, only 100 times better. So he continues along this dark and dangerous path…

This feature-length poetic drama with an English-language adaptation by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons) of Guido´s poetic narration and brought to life by director Pol Cruchten (Wedding Night), seems like a dialogue between the addict and the drug, though embedded in beautiful cinematography. The contrast between the narration, the originality of the perception and the breathtaking images by DoP Jerzy Palacz (Shirley) will not only shock those who have no experience of drugs.

Technical Information

2014; Luxembourg; Biography, Drama; 70 minutes; HDCAM-SR; 1:2.35; 5.1 mix; Original Language: French; Dubbed Versions: German

DIRECTOR

Pol Cruchten

WRITER

Pol Cruchten

D.O.P.

Jerzy Palacz

EDITOR

Dominique Gallieni

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Red Lion Production

PRODUCER

Jeanne Geiben

POETIC ADAPTATION

Christopher Hampton (English), Daniel Kehlmann (German)

SONGS BY

Bob Dylan

SOUND MIXING

Dominique Vieillard

CHOREOGRAPHY

Sylvia Camarda

ART DIRECTOR

Philip Krieps

LINE PRODUCER

Sébastien Hussenot, Gilles Chanial

French Narration

Robinson Stevenin & Laurence Cote

German Narration

August Diehl & Sophie Rois

POL CRUCHTEN

Pol Cruchten is a Luxembourg director and producer, who finished his diploma at the École Supérieure d’Études Cinématographiques in Paris in 1987. His first short movie was “Somewhere in Europe” (1989) with Howard Vernon. In 1992 his film “Hochzaitsnuecht” was screened in Cannes in the category Un Certain Regard. As a many-sided talent he did the chronicle “Black Dju” (1996) with Philippe Leotard, Richard Courcet and Cesaria Evora and also followed the call of Hollywood and did the movie “Boys on the Run” (2001) with Ron Perlman (Hellboy). His love for Luxembourg movies made him an active producer of movies like “W” by Luc Feit, “Le Manie-Tout” by Georges Le Piouffle, “Universal Love” by Thomas Woschitz or “Josh” by Govinda Van Maele.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2013 L’étrange couleur des larmes de ton co

2013 Les brigands

2006 Perl oder Pica

2003 Boys on the Run

1997 Black Dju

1992 Hochzaeitsnuecht

 

TV Series

2011 Weemseesdet

 

Short

2005 Nuit amère

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