V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

À perdre la raison

V' 12

À perdre la raison

Our Children

Joachim Lafosse
B/LUX/F/CH, 2012
Fiction, 111min, OmdU

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À perdre la raison

Joachim Lafosse
B/LUX/F/CH, 2012
Fiction, 111min, OmdU

Actors: 
Niels Arestrup
André Pinget
Tahar Rahim
Mounir
Emilie Dequenne
Murielle
Baya Belal
Rachida
Stéphane Bissot
Françoise
Mounia Raoui
Fatima
Screenplay: 
Joachim Lafosse
Matthieu Reynaert
Thomas Bidegain
Sound: 
Henri Maïkoff
Ingrid Simon
Thomas Gauder
Camera: 
Jean-François Hensgens
Editor: 
Sophie Vercruysse
Decoration: 
Anna Falguères
Costume: 
Magdalena Labuz

Production: 
Versus Productions, Samsa Films, Les Films du Worso, Box Productions, Prime Time, RTBF, RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse)
World Sales: 
Les Films du Losange
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Murielle and Mounir love each other passionately. Ever since he was a boy, the young man has been living with Doctor Pinget who provides him with a comfortable life. When Mounir and Murielle decide to marry and have children, the couple’s dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle finds herself caught up in an unhealthy emotional climate that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic outcome. “I was freely inspired by an incident that occurred in Belgium in 2007. I heard a dramatic report on the radio about a woman who had killed her five children. I immediately felt that this harked back to Greek tragedy and that the incident offered me the possibility to go deeper into what I spoke about in my previous films: excessive love and its consequences, debt, perverse bonds, dysfunctional families, the question of limits... (...) The family is where we learn about democracy and is also the best place to observe dictatorship in action. I know that it’s a violent setting. What interests me in a family are the dysfunctions.” (Joachim Lafosse)

Please be aware that the 0 a.m. screening at the Künstlerhaus will take place in the night between November 3 and 4.

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