Compte tes blessures

A Taste of Ink

Vincent, vierundzwanzig, engelsgleiches Gesicht, durchdringender Blick, Tattoos am halben Körper: Ihm gehört die Welt – besonders jene der Bühne, wo er sich als Sänger einer Hardcoreband regelmäßig den Frust und die Sehnsüchte des Lebens von der Seele schreit. Denn seit dem Tod seiner Mutter lebt Vincent alleine mit seinem Vater Hervé. Und als eine neue Frau in dessen Leben tritt, kann er seinen tiefsitzenden Zorn und sein eruptierendes Verlangen schlichtweg nicht länger zurückhalten. Der Beginn einer elektrisierenden ödipalen Dreiecksgeschichte.

A Taste of Ink is a shout. A shout of anger and a shout of love. An oedipal movie based on a father-son rivalry that dares to confront its dark side and its comic incongruity. An infatuated love story between a young man and his stepmother. A peek into a different Paris, where the Americanized youth meanders along the outposts of the latest trends. As the alienated twenty-four-year-old protagonist of Morgan Simon’s feisty feature debut admits: “Tattoos used to make you different, now they just make you ordinary”. A Taste of Ink may pepper its ordinary domestic setting with body art and a screeching post-punk soundtrack, but what really stands out is a precise script and fine performances which turn a family drama into a punchy narrative. (Fionnuala Halligan, ScreenDaily)

Director's Biography
MORGAN SIMON, born in 1987 in the suburbs of Paris, studied biology and communications before entering La Fémis. Youth and marginality are crucial themes in his films, as can be seen in his shorts American Football and Try to Die Young, selected for the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and nominated for the César Awards. His first feature film, A Taste of Ink, received a Special Mention at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. // Films (selection): American Football (2012, short), Essaie de mourir jeune (Try to Die Young, 2014, short), Compte tes blessures (A Taste of Ink, 2016)
Competition Fiction 2017
Morgan Simon
Frankreich 2016
80 Minuten
Drehbuch Morgan Simon
Kamera Julien Poupard
Schnitt Marie Loustalot
Ton/Sounddesign Mathieu Villien
Musik Selim Aymard, Julien Krug
Mit Kévin Azaïs, Cédric Laban, Monia Chokri, Nathan Willcocks
Produzent*innen Jean-Christophe Reymond, Amaury Ovise (Kazak Productions, FR)
Kazak Productions 9 rue Réaumur 75003 Paris France
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere