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The Origin of Violence (2016)

L'origine de la violence (original title)
A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald with his students.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Wagner (2014)
César Chouraqui ...
Nathan Wagner (1937) (1962)
Richard Berry ...
Adrien Fabre (2014)
Charles Wagner (2014)
Joseph Joffo ...
Kolb (2014)
Catherine Samie ...
Clémentine Fabre (2014)
Marcel Fabre (2014)
David Kammenos ...
Kolb (1941)
Romaine Cochet ...
Virginie (1937)
Martin Peillon ...
Charles Wagner (1937)
Edith Vernes ...
Natacha Wagner (1937)
Marguerite Fabre (1937)
Gabriel Washer ...
Marcel Fabre (1937)
Didier Bezace ...
Fabre père (1937)
Jeanne Cremer ...
Clémentine Fabre (1937)


A French teacher makes a startling discovery while on a trip to Buchenwald with his students.

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25 May 2016 (France)  »

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The Origin of Violence  »

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The genesis of violence

That perfect topic for a film made and played by Elie Chouraqui and Richard Berry. Or it could have been for Alexandre Arcady too. The tale of a young man who, one day, goes to a trip in Germany to visit a former Nazi labor camp, but not extermination although. And when visiting the museum besides the camp itself, he has the feeling to recognize his father, or a ringer of him, on a photo...The kind of topic already been done a dozen times before and speaking of Jewish people and holocaust. A movie made so that the audiences weep. But let's be fair, this horrible tragedy must not be forgotten, even if those stories may seem a little cheesy from time to time. I got a little bored, I admit. But it's worth seeing. And I was pleased to see here Jean Sorel and Michel Bouquet.

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