A few minutes before killing his father and mother in cold blood, Benjamin Feller - a young 18-year-old who apparently had no prior history - sends his intimate diary via post to his French...
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A few minutes before killing his father and mother in cold blood, Benjamin Feller - a young 18-year-old who apparently had no prior history - sends his intimate diary via post to his French teacher, in which he explains and confesses his act. The teacher finds herself being questioned by the authorities and is soon confronted with her own doubts. What if her taste for literature that is obsessed with the sufferings of the human soul had blinded her to her student's distress and to what was hidden in the feverish prose which he had shown her well before his crime?
Very interesting and intriguing story about a teenager who kills his parents. In preparation for that gruesome attack, he writes a daily journal a week before. He sents this journal to his french teacher who then gets the attention by the federal law...
The acting is great. Fanny Ardant gives an impressive performance as the teacher who is unwillingly getting attention for something she just, if at all, has indirectly something to do with. I liked how the film explores and developed the relationship between her and the attacker, played by Kacey Mottet Klein, who was as great as always.
The film is a psychological piece that offers a lot of different perspectives and plays with many moral aspects. Ursula Meier once again created a little diamond.
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