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East Coast Premiere

The Origin of Violence

Directed by Elie Chouraqui

France, Germany | 110 minutes | 2016

French with English subtitles

Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, The Origin of Violence is a gripping and stylish thriller, full of unexpected twists and turns, which explores grand themes of love, betrayal, and revenge. During a school trip to Germany, a young Catholic teacher stumbles upon a picture of a Jewish prisoner in Buchenwald who bears a striking resemblance to his own father. His discovery prompts him to look into his family's past, and the secrets he uncovers calls into question everything he thought he knew about them, and himself. A memorable and expertly handled drama premiere from veteran French-Jewish filmmaker Elie Chouraqui.

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Elie Chouraqui began his career working with acclaimed French filmmaker Claude Lelouch in the 1970s. He has worked in the French film industry for over five decades. The Origin of Violence is his 15th feature film.
Foreign Title L'origine De La Violence
Director Elie Chouraqui
Countries of Production France, Germany
Year of Presentation 2016
Language(s) French with English subtitles
Premiere Status East Coast Premiere
Runtime 110 minutes
Principal Cast Stanley Weber, Richard Berry, Jean Sorel, Michel Bouquet, Christine Citti
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