UN PAYS QUI SE TIENT SAGE

THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE

A film directed by David Dufresne

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs/Directors' Fortnight selection - Cannes 2020

Documentary - 86 minutes - France - 2020

screening in French with English subtitles

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Film part of the program Young French Cinema 2021

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Synopsis:

As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizen-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence. In MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE, David Dufresne gathers a panel of citizens to question, exchange and confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.

Participants in order of appearance:

Gwendal Leroy, fork lift operator
Patrice Philippe, truck driver
Alain Damasio, writer
Fabien Jobard, sociologist
Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur
Bertrand Cavallier, general in the gendarmerie Mathilde Larrère, historian
Vanessa Codaccioni, historian
Patrice Ribeiro, Synergie-Officiers union
Ludivine Bantigny, historian
Sebastian Roché, sociologist
William Bourdon, lawyer
Anthony Caillé, CGT Police union
Monique Chemillier-Gendreau, Emeritus Professor of Public Law Mélanie N’goyé-Gaham, social worker
Arié Alimi, lawyer
Vanessa Langard, decorator
Benoit Barret, Alliance Police union
Manon Retourné, stay-at-home mother
Taha Bouhafs, journalist
Sébastien Maillet, plumber
Rachida Sriti, psychotherapist
Myriam Ayad, stay-at-home mother
Romain Huët, ethnographer

Crew:

Writer: David DUFRESNE

based on the script of ACUSADA by G. Tobal & U. Porra Guardiola

Sound: Clément TIJOU

Photography: Florent MANGEOT

Cinematographer: Edmond CARRERE

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