Une Vie Violente

A Violent Life

A Corsican radical risks his life by returning to the island where a death warrant awaits in Thierry de Peretti's second feature. Narratively complex, A Violent Life gradually draws viewers into an inexorable tragedy. Less interested in dramatizing crime than in exposing the hidden stakes of power, history and memory that underpin Corsica's tourist-friendly image, de Peretti doesn't skirt the issue of violence - several cold blood murders happen on screen - while DP Claire Mathon's lensing keeps pace with the action, giving the lm a compelling physical vitality that happens to be one of de Peretti's key strengths. (Pamela Pianezza, Variety)

Director's Biography
Thierry de Peretti
Actor and director Thierry de Peretti was born in 1970 in Ajaccio. He had parts in “Le silence” by Orso Miret, and “Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train” by Patrice Chéreau. For his directing debut  “Apache” he received the prize for Best Fiction Feature at Crossing Europe 2014. His film “A Violent Life” had its world premiere at the la Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2017.

Film Selection: Une vie violente
 (A Violent Life, 2017) — Les Apaches (Apache, 2013; CE’14) — Sleepwalkers (2011, mid-length) — Le jour de ma mort (2005, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Thierry de Peretti
France 2017
107 minutes
French / Corsican
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Thierry de Peretti, Guillaume Bréaud
Cinematography Claire Mathon
Editing Marion Monnier
Sound/Sounddesign Martin Boissau, Stéphane Thiébaut
Music Frédéric Junqua
With Jean Michelangeli, Henri-Noël Tabary, Cédric Appietto, Marie-Pierre Nouveau, Délia Sepulcre-Nativi, Dominique Colombani, Paul Garatte, Jean-Étienne Brat, Anaïs Lechiara
Producer(s) Frédéric Jouve, Marie Lecoq
Les Films Velvet
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere