L'ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE by Fabrice Humbert
During a school trip to the Buchenwald concentration camp, a young teacher discovers a photograph of a prisoner which bears a striking resemblance to his father. Back in France, he is haunted by the memory of the photograph and starts researching the identity of the prisoner. His quest takes him to the heart of a family secret – a secret whose poisonous effect has corrupted and damaged father and son.
L’ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE is a masterful novel. Written in a spare prose, the story oscillates between the narrator’s current life and events of the past as they are revealed to him. With unflinching honesty and great subtlety, Fabrice Humbert explores the secret violence and darkness hidden behind the smiles and elegant manners of a well-to-do family.
- the director is Elie Chouraqui. The script is written, with Fabrice Humbert being a co-screenwriter. Filming will begin in October.
- the title has been awarded the RENAUDOT POCHE.
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