Rent I Pierre Riviere (1976)

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Rent I Pierre Riviere (aka Je suis Pierre Rivière) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Based on documents complied by leading French philosopher Michel Foucault, this unique and original film charts the gruesome events which took place in a Normandy village in 1835, when a young man, Pierre Riviere, murdered his mother, sister and brother before fleeing to the countryside. With a cast made up of real-life villagers from the area where the events took place, the detailed re-enactments and careful attention to the gestures of their ancestors serve to create an intense and sometimes disturbing atmosphere of hyper-realism.
Details of the crime and of the trial that followed are told from varied perspectives, including the written confession of Pierre himself, and form a rich and complex narrative that interrogates the concepts of 'truth' and 'history'. Radical, bold and uncompromising, director Rene Allio's extraordinary work (which is itself the subject of the documentary 'Back to Normandy' by Nicolas Philibert, who served as Allio's assistant) is at one and the same time an ethnographic enquiry, an historical reconstruction, and an unflinching portrait of psychopathology and its aftermath.
Actors:
, , , , , , , Marianne Epin, , , Claude Bouchery, , , , , , Anne Lipinska, Olivier Grégoire, ,
Directors:
Christine Lipinska
Writers:
Régis Hanrion, Christine Lipinska
Aka:
Je suis Pierre Rivière
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/03/2008
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Making of Documentary
  • Original Film Notes by Rene Allio

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