About the film
'Une Ruse' is a dark comedy written by Guy de Maupassant, the story revolves around marriage, infidelity & how to dance out of very sticky situations.
Follow our protagonist Docteur Simèon as he tells a newly married woman the story of when Madame Leliévre came knocking on his door one dark night asking for help to get rid of her dead lover's body before her husband's return from the club.
While shooting the film, we aimed to preserve the atmosphere of mystery and the stolen moments of the story by shooting this project in a theatre and utilised candles as our main source of light.
The cinematography of the film is heavily influenced by works of Manet and Honore Daumier, Flaubert and Fragonard. The feel of light & dark is very prominent, utilising chiaroscuro and taking inspiration from the artworks of Caravaggio.
Our influences lie in such works as Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon' & the filmed adaptation of 'Wolf Hall'.
Images from our previous production of A Christmas Carol.
Our company's story
Our company, Royale Dickens Company, was born during the pandemic out of the need to keep creating, to find new ways to make art and tell stories during a year that has been so tough on our industry. We are all graduated actors and directors who produce our own work locally in the heart of North London.
Why we need you!
"Une Ruse" is our company's passion project, we wanted to tell this story through means we hadn't used before. Our passion for cinema and storytelling drove us to bring together all of our resources and allowed us to make new ties and connections to the art of film. We had the opportunity to create with new and upcoming talent, to develop our skill, and to bring this story to life the way we intended it.
We now want to bring it to you and the world.
We need your help and donations to finish post-production on this project to the standart it deserves, and to reach further by sharing it through film festivals all over the world.
Your donations will go towards the editing, marketing, and distribution of the film, and finally its submition into film festivals.
You and your generous donations will be giving us the opportunity to have our hard work seen so we welcome you in this journey and thank you for your support.