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L’origine du mal

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Director:
Sébastien Marnier
Production:
Avenue B Productions (Caroline Bonmarchand), Micro_scope (Luc Déry, Kim McCraw)
Running Time:
123’
Language:
French
Country:
France, Canada
Main Cast:
Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier, Jacques Weber, Dominique Blanc, Suzanne Clément, Céleste Brunnquell, Véronique Ruggia Saura
Screenplay:
Sébastien Marnier
Cinematographer:
Romain Carcanade
Editor:
Valentin Féron, Jean-Baptiste Beaudoin
Production Designer:
Damien Rondeau
Costume Designer:
Marité Coutard
Music:
Pierre Lapointe, Philippe Brault
Sound:
Stephen De Oliveira, Sylvain Bellemare, Hans Laitres, Bernard Gariépy Strobl

Synopsis

In a luxurious seaside villa, a modest young woman finds herself in the company of a strange family: an unknown and wealthy father, his extravagant wife, his daughter, an ambitious woman, a rebellious teenager, and their creepy maid.
Someone is lying.
Between suspicions and lies, a mystery grows and the evil spreads.

Director’s Statement

We discover the family through Stéphane’s perspective, which means that we begin with an array of preconceived ideas and then, over time, various realities come to light. I am pleased with the work done with the actors: their characters present an interesting range of monstrous personae. However, they never judged them, for they each bear a truth that is their own. The film is about the end of patriarchy, and the idea was to only have women in the story, aside from the origin of evil itself: the father. At first, I feared it might be too abstract, too unrealistic. Yet as the film became more precise in my mind, I realised that it simply would not be a naturalistic narrative. It was a fable of sorts, and I therefore had to see the original idea through to the end.
There are several different types of relationships between the film’s women: lovers, sisters, step-sisters, and grand-daughter... Everybody desires everyone without knowing how to actually love anyone. Yet it is possible to have physical interaction and tenderness in spite of the circumstances. The only thing the character of Stéphane ultimately strives for is to find her place in the family: that is the reason why sorority is the main notion underpinning the film.

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Avenue B Productions
14 rue des Jeuneurs
75002 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 0148000235
margaux@avenuebprod.com
rsvp@avenuebprod.com

PRODUCTION 2: Luc Déry, Kim McCraw – micro_scope
320-6750, av. de l’Esplanade
H2V 4M1 – Montreal, Canada
Tel. +1 1514844455
luc@micro-scope.ca
beatrice@micro-scope.ca
Facebook: @microscopefilms
Instagram: @microscopefilms
Twitter: @microscopefilms

PRODUCTION 3: Sébastien Marnier – Poison Productions
6 cité Riverin
75010 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 0648514728
margaux@avenuebprod.com

WORLD SALES: Carole Baraton – Charades
17 boulevard Jules Ferry
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 984102784
sales@charades.eu

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Andrea Romeo – I Wonder Pictures
Via della Zecca 2
40121 – Bologna, Italia
Tel. +39 0514070166
distribution@iwonderpictures.it

PRESS OFFICE: Claudia Tomassini – claudiatomassini associates -
International Film Publicity
Saarbrücker Str. 24
10405 – Berlin, Germany
Mob. +49 1732055794
press@claudiatomassini.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Flavia Schiavi, Olivia Alighiero – PUNTOeVIRGOLA
Via Natale del Grande, 40
00153 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0645763506
Mob. +39 3356793144 (F. Schiavi)
Mob. +39 3356303795 (O. Alighiero)
info@studiopuntoevirgola.com


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