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

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

A film by René Allio

Based on documents compiled by Michel Foucault, this film is a uniquely original meditation on a gruesome 19th century crime. The story happens in a Normandy village in 1835, as a very young man, Rivière, murders his mother, sister and brother before running away in the countryside. This matricide and the trial that followed are narrated by several voices over, which allow to "absorb" the violence and to understand the psychological background of the criminal. The written confession of Rivière himself becomes one of the voices, which gives away one aspect of the truth. Rivière was convinced that his mother was weakening and humiliating his father and his words on this subject are deeply disturbing.

With Claude Hébert, Jaqueline Millère, Joseph Leportier, Annick Géhan, Nicole Géhan, Emilie Lihou
French Cinema Perspectives Section, Cannes Film Festival
1977
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— director
René Allio
— cast
Claude Hébert, Jaqueline Millère, Joseph Leportier, Annick Géhan, Nicole Géhan, Emilie Lihou
— producers
Les Films Arquebuse
— duration
130 min
— production year
1976
— release date france
October 27, 1976
— nationality
France
— screenplay
Collaboration with Pascal Bonitzer, Jean Jourdheuil, Serge Toubiana, based on the collective work presented by Michel Foucault
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— coproducers
Polism Productions, Société Française de la Production, Institut National de L'Audiovisuel
— format
1.66
— sound format
Mono
— cinematographer
Nurith Aviv
— sound
Pierre Gamet
— editing
Sylvie Blanc
— costume designer
Christine Laurent
— production designer
Françoise Darne, François Vantrou, Denis Fruchaud
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