The Origin of Violence / L’origine de la violence

Poster for The Origin of Violence / L’origine de la violence

A dramatic story of love and betrayal. Director Élie Chouraqui deftly moves between past and present to piece together this generational tale that begins when Nathan Wagner, a teacher on a trip to Buchenwald, discovers a photo of a prisoner that looks uncannily like his father. Realizing that his family has kept their history secret, he is determined to discover the truth. What he finds will forever change his life. Based on the autobiographical novel by Fabrice Hubert, the film boasts outstanding performances by Richard Berry (Father’s Footsteps) and Michel Bouquet (The Art Dealer). https://tjff.com/films/the-origin-of-violence/

Shown at

  1. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2017

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