Rent The Workshop (2017)

3.2 of 5 from 64 ratings
1h 49min
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Synopsis:
Set in La Ciotat, France, 'The Workshop' centres around Antoine (Matthieu Lucci), a teenager who attends a summer writing workshop. Alongside a group of similarly budding scribes, Antoine is tasked with writing a noirish crime thriller under the tutelage of celebrated novelist Olivia Dejazet (Marina Foi's), on the basis that the final piece is connected with the industrial past of their quiet hometown. While the class set about their projects, Olivia is gradually captivated by Antoine's growing indifferent and aggressive behaviour, as well as his anxieties about the modern world.
This is reflected in his writing, which becomes more violent and disturbing in its depiction of a mass murderer whose politically radicalist leanings Antoine begins to sympathise with. 'The Workshop' is a riveting contemporary drama that blends social commentary with a complex study of the modern world.
Actors:
, Matthieu Lucci, Florian Beaujean, , Mélissa Guilbert, Warda Rammach, Julien Souve, Issam Talbi, Olivier Thouret, Charlie Barde, Marie Tarabella, Youcef Agal, Marianne Esposito, Thibaut Hernandez, Axel Caillet, , Anne-Sophie Fayolle, Cédric Martinez, Chiara Fauvel, Jorys Leuthreau
Directors:
Producers:
Denis Freyd
Writers:
Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Aka:
L'atelier
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/12/2018
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews with Cast and Crew
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of The Workshop

Unfocused and wordy - The Workshop review by JR

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22/12/2018

The film feels like it was cobbled together at a workshop brainstorming session as in the movie. It is very wordy - tries to address radicalism, racism and right wing extremism, but it all adds up to little more than teenage angst.

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French independant - The Workshop review by hm

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18/10/2019

French independent film, simple, low budget, relies on script and character development.

I really enjoyed this film and I found it to be thoughtfully produced and directed.

The film was made using locals who had in some cases, never acted before. There is an excellent and very interesting  "interview with actors and director" section where the director explains his approach and reasons for working this way. I watched it after the film.

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