comedy films

L'ORIGINE DU MONDE

DEAR MOTHER

Laurent LAFITTE

2020

98

minutes

FRANCE, BELGIUM

Obviously, L’Origine du monde was a painting, painted by Gustave Courbet in 1866. Then it became a play by Sébastien Thiéry, completely unrelated to the artwork. Now, it's the first film by Laurent Lafitte, actor, author and now director, still on both sides of the camera. The story of a heartless man, in the true sense of the word, apparently alive. We will say no more so as not to spoil this darkly joyful, funny and bemusing spectacle. The actors are having fun and they are not the only ones: it’s comedy time.

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Jean-Louis, 42 years old, is a disenchanted upper-class lawyer who struggles to open up to his relatives, including his wife Valérie. One day, a curse falls upon him: his heart mysteriously stops beating, but curiously enough he is still alive. Encouraged by his wife, he meets Margaux, a "holistic coach." She tells Jean-Louis that he will only be saved from imminent death by facing an unthinkable taboo involving his mother, who he hasn’t spoken to for the past few years…

CASTING

Karin VIARD

Helene VINCENT

Vincent MACAIGNE

Laurent LAFITTE

Nicole GARCIA

CREDITS

Laurent LAFITTE

Realisation

Laurent LAFITTE

Screenplay

Axel COSNEFROY

Cinematography

Samuel DESHORS

Production Design

Stephan COUTURIER

Editing

Rémi DARU, Marc DOISNE, Nicolas BOUVET, Caroline REYNAUD

Sound

PRODUCTION

TRESOR FILMS

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DISTRIBUTION

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SALES

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