I, Pierre Rivière Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister And My Brother

by René Allio2h101975France
I, Pierre Rivière Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister And My Brother

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Based on documents compiled by leading French philosopher Michel Foucault, this unique and original film charts the gruesome events which took place in a Normandy village in 1835, when a young man, Pierre Rivière, murdered his mother, sister and brother before fleeing to the countryside. With a cast made up of real-life villagers from the area where the events took place, the detailed re-enactments and careful attention to the gestures of their ancestors serve to create an intense and sometimes disturbing atmosphere of hyper-realism. Details of the crime and of the trial that followed are told from varied perspectives, including the written confession of Pierre himself, and form a rich and complex narrative that interrogates the concepts of "truth" and "history".

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Société Française De Production (SFP), Institut National de l'Audiovisuel, Les Films Arquebuse, Polsim productions
    • Distributor : LMC
    • Scenario : Pascal Bonitzer, René Allio, Jean Jourdheuil, Serge Toubiana
    • Costume Design : Christine Laurent
    • Sound Recorder : Pierre Gamet, Patrice Noïa
    • Director : René Allio
    • Photo Director : Nurith Aviv
    • Editing : Sylvie Blanc
    • Set Decoration : Françoise Darne
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 16 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1975
    • French release date : 27 octobre 1976
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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