Matthias Schoenaerts, actor and the film Sons of Philadelphia by Jeremie Guez

Matthias’ role Schoenaerts in this new movie

In Sons of Philadelphia signed by filmmaker Jrmie Guez, Matthias Schoenaerts plays Peter. This character was marked by a family drama in his childhood which continues to haunt him into adulthood. The refuge of this living dead transformed into a taciturn thug is bloodied by the Irish Mafia.

Why did Jrmie Guez choose the actor?

Asked about his choice, the director of film admitted that it was because Matthias Schoenaerts has eyes of children with an alpha male body. He considers it theactor perfect for interpreting the story of a man who remains frozen on a child trauma.

The new feature film by Jrmie Guez Photography Valery HACHE / AFP

The actor confided in his interpretation

Matthias Schoenaerts recognized similarities between his role in Sons of Philadelphia and his interpretation of Ali in Rust and bone by Jacques Audiard. For this film, the actor had received the Csar for best male newcomer in 2013. It highlights that Peter has a silent nature, but has a rich and troubled inner life.

Matthias Schoenaerts’ cinematographic journey

The Belgian graffiti artist Matthias Schoenaerts was revealed in Bullhead in 2011 and also starred in Maryland in 2015. Its international popularity was made possible by When the night comes (2014), Suite franaise or Far from the crowd dchane.

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Sons of Philadelphia – Jérémie Guez

Résumé : Philadelphia. Thirty years ago, Michael’s family took in Peter after his father’s death, under opaque circumstances. Today, Peter and Michael are two little thugs with opposite temperaments. One is as violent and exuberant as the other is taciturn. When Michael is designated as “embarrassing” by the Italian Mafia “, the family’s troubled past resurfaces …

Critique : “You don’t choose your family”, as the other sings. Above all, we do not choose to lose our very young sister in a lamentable car accident, to be born into a family of Irish mafia, which shares the corruption market in Philadelphia with an Italian mafia group, and to grow up in constant threat. of death. Peter, presented as a temperate, calm and intelligent being, contrasts with his cousin, Michael, who is tempestuous and impulsive. In fact, Sons of Philadelphia is not yet another opus on the ravages of the mafia in the United States. It is above all the strong and sensitive story of two cousins ​​that everything opposes, in a climate that is akin to a terrifying war. Mistrust, fear, manipulation haunt this urban and family universe where, ultimately, the most difficult is not to take power over an entire city, but to survive its destiny.

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Joel Kinnaman and Matthias Schoenaerts reign supreme in this dark and anxiety-provoking universe. The director inserts returns on Peter’s past which, little by little, help to understand the hold that a family can impose on people, from the beginning of their existence. The strength of the character remains his ability to take a step back, to think, where that of his cousin lies in the use he makes of weapons and the unpredictability of his behavior. The two men are linked to each other in a thwarted relationship, from which they try in vain to permanently emancipate themselves. Of course, one can imagine that the Italian Mafiosi are advancing pawns on the table of corruption and trafficking, capitalizing on the relational vulnerability of the two men.

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The staging chooses dark sets, closed spaces where the protagonists seem locked up. The dependence on the places where the characters flourish is expressed in the darkness of the spaces, the recourse to the night and the absence of wide shots putting the city of Philadelphia in perspective. Sons of Philadelphia describes in detail what could be seen as an addiction, which some people have with where they grew up. The feature film forcefully tells the story of the impossibility of extricating oneself from one’s neighborhood, one’s roots, and the determinisms in which one locks oneself in spite of oneself. Money, drugs, admiration for a boss are all traps that prevent many young people from escaping their origins. We finally wonder Jérémie Guez does not offer a film that has a direct link with the news of the suburbs where we witness, powerless, battles between groups of teenagers whose affiliation to a portion of a neighborhood, to a HLM tower, is enough to justify the violence.

Without question, the director asserts himself through his film as an immense director. He manages to bring out in the silences, in the obscurity of gazes, the universal story of all those who never manage to save themselves from their family determinism. In this sense, Sons of Philadelphia is a wonderful opportunity for reflection, but also an invitation to have an excellent thriller moment.

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Sons of Philadelphia – Jérémie Guez

Résumé : Philadelphia. Thirty years ago, Michael’s family took in Peter after his father’s death, under opaque circumstances. Today, Peter and Michael are two little thugs with opposite temperaments. One is as violent and exuberant as the other is taciturn. When Michael is designated as “embarrassing” by the Italian Mafia “, the family’s troubled past resurfaces …

Critique : “You don’t choose your family”, as the other sings. Above all, we do not choose to lose our very young sister in a lamentable car accident, to be born into a family of Irish mafia, which shares the corruption market in Philadelphia with an Italian mafia group, and to grow up in constant threat. of death. Peter, presented as a temperate, calm and intelligent being, contrasts with his cousin, Michael, who is tempestuous and impulsive. In fact, Sons of Philadelphia is not yet another opus on the ravages of the mafia in the United States. It is above all the strong and sensitive story of two cousins ​​that everything opposes, in a climate that is akin to a terrifying war. Mistrust, fear, manipulation haunt this urban and family universe where, ultimately, the most difficult is not to take power over an entire city, but to survive its destiny.

JPEG - 355.5 ko
Copyright Nelson Gedalof

Joel Kinnaman and Matthias Schoenaerts reign supreme in this dark and anxiety-provoking universe. The director inserts returns on Peter’s past which, little by little, help to understand the hold that a family can impose on people, from the beginning of their existence. The strength of the character remains his ability to step back, to think, where that of his cousin lies in the use he makes of weapons and the unpredictability of his behavior. The two men are linked to each other in a thwarted relationship, from which they try in vain to permanently emancipate themselves. Of course, one can imagine that the Italian Mafiosi are advancing pawns on the table of corruption and trafficking, capitalizing on the relational vulnerability of the two men.

JPEG - 76.2 ko
Copyright Nelson Gedalof

The staging chooses dark sets, closed spaces where the protagonists seem locked up. The dependence on the places where the characters flourish is expressed in the darkness of the spaces, the recourse to the night and the absence of wide shots putting the city of Philadelphia in perspective. Sons of Philadelphia describes in detail what could be seen as an addiction, which some people have with where they grew up. The feature film tells the story of the impossibility of extricating oneself from one’s neighborhood, one’s roots, and the determinisms in which one locks oneself in spite of oneself. Money, drugs, admiration for a boss are all traps that prevent many young people from escaping their origins. We finally wonder Jérémie Guez does not offer a film that has a direct link with the news of the suburbs where we witness, powerless, battles between groups of teenagers whose affiliation to a portion of a neighborhood, to a HLM tower, is enough to justify the violence.

Without question, the director asserts himself through his film as an immense director. He manages to bring out in the silences, in the obscurity of glances, the universal story of all those who never manage to escape from their family determinism. In this sense, Sons of Philadelphia is a wonderful opportunity for reflection, but also an invitation to have an excellent thriller moment.

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba game to include Kyojuro Rengoku

The latest issue of the Japanese magazine Weekly Jump has revealed that Kyojuro Rengoku be a playable character on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba –Hinokami Keppuutan, the video game developed by CyberConnect2 and edited in Japan by Aniplex. The information has been collected by the Japanese blog Games Talk and translated by Gematsu.

The magazine dedicated to shonen manga does not specify in what modes game can be controlled by Demon Extermination Corps Flame Pillar. So far, all the characters announced by Aniplex have been featured for the the Line, although in this case they have left open the possibility that Kyojuro Rengoku can be handled in the story mode.

Kimetsu no Yaiba videojuego

Of that history mode we still didn’t know anything a year and two months after the game was announced. It is unknown if the plot will rotate, like that of the manganime, around adventures of Tanjiro Kamado or it will be a completely new story. The plot tells how Kamado becomes a demon hunter to avenge the death of his family at the hands of one of those creatures.

Yes we have seen the Versus mode for more than seven minutes. Use a 3D combat with simple controls where each player chooses two characters that they can switch between in battle. To date, in addition to Rengoku, the characters Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira, Giyu Tomioka, Sakonji Urodaki, Sabito, Makomo and Shinobu Kocho have been announced.

Its launch in Spain is not confirmed

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Hinokami Keppuutan is in development by CyberConnect2, the Japanese team that in 2020 brought us Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (a title in which they continue to work) and that they are specialized in video game adaptations of sagas of the manganime. Aniplex launch the game in Japan in 2021 para PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S y Xbox One. Its western release has not been announced.

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