Bloody Oranges

France, today

Simultaneously, a retired couple overwhelmed by debt tries to win a dance contest, a minister is suspected of tax evasion and a teenage girl encounters a sexual maniac (while a young lawyer attempts to climb the social ladder). It is going to be a long night. A restless night.


Alexandre Steiger
Stéphane Lemarchand
Christophe Paou
Lilith Grasmug
Lorella Cravotta
Olivier (Vater)
Olivier Saladin
Denis Podalydès
Oranges Sanguines - Poster 2

Bloody Oranges

Jean-Christophe Meurisse

  • Fiction
Production Country / Year
France 2021
fr. OF mit en. UT
DCP, Color, 102min
Other, Discrete 5.1
Original Title
Oranges Sanguines

Director & Crew

Jean-Christophe Meurisse 1

Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Born in 1975 in Lorient/France. Trained as an actor at ERAC (École rédionale d’acteur de Cannes). Work as actor, founder of the theater ensemble ”Les chiens de Navarre”. Active as director for theater and film.


2013 IL EST DES NOTRES, Kurzfilm 2016 APNÉE, Spielfilm

2021 ORANGES SANGUINES, Spielfilm HOF 2021

“What I find interesting when you show debates in a film is to show the thesis, the antithesis, and to add caustic, that’s what makes it come alive. I don’t take sides either, cinematographically, so as not to become Manicheist and so that everyone can identify with the debate in question. My aim is not to make a leftist film, but to open up. I am trying to appeal to common sense, to the spirit of fairness, because we are living in a time when there are too many lies. But I could also talk about the ‘poor bastards’, no problem. In cinema, you have to avoid Manicheism at all costs, otherwise, one part of the audience closes up and the other adheres to it unreservedly.

ORANGES SANGUINES is political, but it doesn’t follow a certain political line. It shows a critical view of the French society, but the best tribute an artist can pay to his country is, to criticize it.”

Amélie Philippe
Yohann Gloaguen
Jean-Christophe Meurisse
Director of Photography
Javier Ruiz-Gomez
Flora Volpelière
Production Designer
Hervé Redoules
Costume Designer
Sophie Rossignol
Lucas Héberlé
Alice Girard
Romain Daubeach
Marine Bergère