Attending this event

Élie Chouraqui

ÉLIE CHOURAQUI is a leading French filmmaker, best known for Man on Fire (1987) and Harrison’s Flowers (2000). His latest film, The Origin of Violence, will be screened at this year’s Festival.

Films screening at this event

The Origin of Violence

original title
L'origine de la Violence
Director
Élie Chouraqui
Cast
Richard Berry, Stanley Weber, César Chouraqui
Country
France, Germany
Year
2016
Duration
110 min

Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, The Origin of Violence is a gripping and stylish thriller, full of unexpected twists and turns, which explores grand themes of love, betrayal and revenge. During a school trip to Germany, a young Catholic teacher stumbles upon a picture of a Jewish prisoner in Buchenwald who bears a striking resemblance to his own father. His discovery prompts him to look into his family’s past, and the secrets he uncovers calls into question everything he thought he knew about them, and himself. A memorable and expertly handled drama from veteran French-Jewish filmmaker Élie Chouraqui.