|A Farewell to Fools|
|Directed by||Bogdan Dreyer|
|Produced by||Giuliano Doman|
|Written by||Anusavan Salamanian|
|Cinematography||Richard Van Oosterhout|
|Edited by||Philippe Ravoet|
Family Film Production
|Distributed by||Monterey Media (US)|
A Farewell to Fools is a 2013 independent drama film directed by Bogdan Dreyer, produced by Giuliano Doman, Daniel Zuta and written by Anusavan Salamanian. The film stars Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Keitel, Laura Morante, and Bogdan Iancu. A Farewell to Fools was filmed in the Romanian cities of Bucharest and Sighișoara.
Set during World War II, somewhere in Romania, a German soldier is found dead near a village, and the local authorities must find the culprit or they will all be shot by Nazis the following morning. There's no way to identify the guilty party, but there is Ipu (Gérard Depardieu), the madman of the village, who the town leaders, led by Father Johanis (Harvey Keitel), pressure to claim responsibility for the soldier's death and die to save their skins. A farce seen through the eyes of a young village boy, we witness the comedy and horror of human nature as the villagers manipulate one another — even the ones you'd least expect…
A Farewell to Fools is directed by Bogdan Dreyer, produced by Giuliano Doman, Daniel Zuta and written by Anusavan Salamanian.
A Farewell to Fools was filmed Bucharest, Romania and Sighisoara, Mures, Romania.
In October 2013, Monterey Media bought the United States distribution rights from Shoreline Entertainment and will release the film in the United States. The film will be released in theaters in the United States in Spring 2014.
- "A Farewell to Fools". the-nubers.com. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
- "Monterey Media Acquires Three Films, Including Works Starring Gerard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel". indiewire.com. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.