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Les choses humaines

Out of Competition

Director:
Yvan Attal
Production:
Curiosa Films (Olivier Delbosc), Films Sous Influence (Yvan Attal), Gaumont (Sidonie Dumas), France 2 Cinema
Running Time:
138’
Language:
French
Country:
France
Main Cast:
Ben Attal, Suzanne Jouannet, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pierre Arditi, Mathieu Kassovitz, Benjamin Lavernhe, Audrey Dana, Judith Chemla
Screenplay:
Yaël Langmann, Yvan Attal
Cinematographer:
Rémy Chevrin
Editor:
Albertine Lastera
Production Designer:
Samuel Deshors
Costume Designer:
Carine Sarfati
Music:
Mathieu Lamboley
Sound:
Pierre André, Thomas Desjonquères, Jean-Paul Hurier
Note:from the novel "Les choses humaines" by Karine Tuil

Synopsis

The Farels are a power couple: Jean is a prominent French pundit and his wife Claire an essayist known for her radical feminism. Together they have a model son, Alexandre, who is a student at a prestigious American university.
During a brief visit to Paris, Alexandre meets Mila, the daughter of his mother’s new partner, and invites her to a party.
The next day, Mila files a complaint against Alexandre for rape, destroying family harmony and setting in motion an inextricable media-judicial machine that posits opposing truths.

Director’s Statement

Karine Tuil’s book immediately touched me, I felt concerned, it brought me back to my story as a man, a son and a father...
The power of men and its abuse, the blindness of male desire and its devastating consequences, the culture of rape, the gray area of consent, social media, republican justice, and the people’s court, which condemns without leaving room for defense and leads to lynching. The whole challenge lies in the possibility of making a film which is not Manichean, without this being interpreted as a betrayal to the cause of women / victims.
This idea of putting the audience in the shoes of a juror, wondering at all times what to think in order to end up doing justice.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Olivier Delbosc – Curiosa Films
7, avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 55 34 98 08
virginie.lacaze@curiosafilms.fr

PRODUCTION 2: Yvan Attal – Films Sous Influence
5, rue Vernet
75008 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 1 55 34 98 08
contact@filmssousinfluence.com

PRODUCTION 3: Sidonie Dumas – Gaumont
30, avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 – Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
Tel. +33 1 46 43 20 00
ariane.buhl@gaumont.com

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: France 2 Cinéma

WORLD SALES: Adeline Falampin – Gaumont
30, avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 – Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
Tel. +33 1 46 43 21 80
adeline.falampin@gaumont.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION:

PRESS OFFICE: Leslie Ricci, Audrey Le Pennec – La Petite Boîte
Tel. +06 10 20 18 47 (L. Ricci)
Tel. +07 86 95 92 94 (A. Le Pennec)
leslie@la-petiteboite.com


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