Le Buron

Winter 1943. In the town of Salers, a Wechmacht officer is in pursuit of local members of the Resistance. As night falls, he loses his way and wanders into the Auvergne mountains. The soldier finds refuge in an isolated buron, occupied by a mysterious hermit.
"Le Buron" is a short film that combines the strange and sometimes frightening legends of Auvergne with the dark period of the Nazi occupation in France. A "buron" is a rustic stone hut which served as a shelter for sheperds.
In the Auvergne mountains, things are not always what they seem...

  • Léo Pons
    Director
  • Léo Pons
    Writer
  • Antoine Tomé
    Key Cast
  • David Levadoux
    Key Cast
  • Benoit Allemane
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le Buron
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Suspense, Thriller, Strange, Historical
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Léo Pons

The young French director "Léo Pons" has always been attracted by strange, enigmatic stories, with unexpected and surprising outcomes. For "Le Buron", he draws his inspiration from the traditional legends of his region, but also from collections of short stories such as Edgar Allan Poe's "Extraordinary Stories" or Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" series. His writing, his style and the atmosphère that emerges from his work are all references to these classics.

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