Landscape with a corpse

A film by Donato Rotunno, 2003

Genre: Short movie

Languages: French, Luxembourgish, Japanese, English

Subtitles: None

Running time: 30 min

Country: Luxembourg

Year: 2003


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Akira Katushiro, an internationally known artist, has been invited by a gallery of contemporary arts to create a series in Luxembourg.

Attracted by the local countryside, he decides not to stay in the city but to take up residence in a quiet village where nothing ever happens. Until now…



Director: Donato Rotunno
Script: Donato Rotunno & Eddy Géradon-Luyckx
Image: Izima Kaoru
Sound: Olivier Mortier
Editing: Amine Jaber
Music: Rudy Trouvé




Yusuke Hirayama, Tanja De Jager, Christian Dalimier, Pitt Pirrotte, Jan Stahlberg, Mike Tock, Marion Thill, Gintare Parulyte, Jean-François Wolff, Eric Chenal


Produced by Eddy Géradon-Luyckx (Tarantula Luxembourg) & Joseph Rouschop (Tarantula Belgique) with the support of Film Fund Luxembourg.



The career of the film director Donato Rotunno started with the short film “Fishtrip” (1996) and continued with documentaries on themes specific to Luxembourg, including immigration (“Terra Mia Terra Nostra”, 2012 ; “Les Mesures du rectangle”, 2002), cultural mixing (“Blà Blä Blá”, 2011), the role of politics in society (“André et les voix dissidentes”, 1999), and the relationship between contemporary art and film (“Making of a picture” and “Landscape with a corpse”, 2003, inspired by the work of Japanese photographer Kaoru Izima). His first feature-length fiction film, “In a Dark Place” (2006), won the award for best artistic contribution to the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis in 2007 and his second film, “Baby(a)lone”, an adaptation of the novel “Amok” by Luxembourg writer Tullio Forgiarini, tells the story of two lost teenagers, aiming for happiness in a society which has resigned from its duties. Now, he’s currently completing his next documentary “Dreams have a language” co-directed by the french artist Sylvie Blocher, and he’s working in collaboration with Jean Portante on an original script extending the themes dealt with in “Terra Mia Terra Nostra”.


A film studies graduate of the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Louvain-la-Neuve, as a producer, Donato Rotunno co-founded the production company Tarantula Luxembourg in 1995, through which, to date, he has supervised more than 20 feature films.


Donato Rotunno was born in Luxembourg in 1966. He lives and works in Luxembourg.