L’ORIGINE DE LA VIOLENCE

Sunday, 5 November, 7:00pm:
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Director: Élie Chouraqui | USA / Israel | 2015 | Drama / Thriller | French | English Subtitles | 107 mins
Kindly Supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau
Snacks will be served

 

Synopsis

Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, The Origin of Violence is a mesmerizing and stylish thriller full of unexpected twists and turns which explores grand themes of love, betrayal and revenge.

During a trip to Germany, a young Catholic teacher stumbles upon a photograph of a Jewish prisoner in Buchenwald concentration camp who bears a striking resemblance to his own father. His discovery prompts him to look into his family’s past, by tracking down curators and survivors and confronting family members. Nathan pieces together secrets that have been kept hidden for more than 60 years that cause him to question everything he knew about his family and himself.

A memorable and gripping drama from veteran French filmmaker Élie Chouraqui.

Nominations & Awards

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 2016: Winner Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature

 

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