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The Sound And The Fury

The Sound And The Fury

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Country:  France

Year of Production:  1988

Cannes Award

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Synopsis

Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things, The Exterminating Angels, A L’Aventure) is an auteur often associated with films that are sexually provocative, risqué and controversial. Winner of the Special Youth Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, THE SOUND AND THE FURY presents a brutal, shocking and poignant look at the lives of children living in the Paris projects.

Bruno, a 14 year old boy, has just moved into a high-rise with his hard-working mother. Barely earning enough to support them takes all of her time, leaving Bruno alone to fend for himself. After he is befriended at school by the streetwise, battered and deeply troubled Jean-Roger, Bruno is soon out thieving, destroying property and harming people with a vengeance, before long catching the attention of the police…

THE SOUND AND THE FURY (DE BRUIT ET DE FUREUR) is a trailblazing and visionary portrait of contemporary social malaise, a precursor to films such as City of God and La Haine, featuring extraordinary performances from the young leads. With startling realism Brisseau denounces the dangers of a boxed-in society and questions the responsibilities of those charged with the care and education of children.

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Cast

Starring:  Bruno Cremer, FranCois Negret, Vincent Gasperitsch, Thierry Helaine, Luc Ponette

Credits

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau

Writer(s):  Jean-Claude Brisseau

Producers:  Margaret Menegoz

Production Details

Country:  France

Year of Production:  1988

Language:  French

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  90 minutes

Certificate: 

Genre(s): 

  • Drama

DVD Release Date:  8th February 2010

Reviews

Siobhan Murphy, METRO

"the ferocity of the film's denouement is a knockout blow"

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Siobhan Murphy, METRO

CINEVUE

"powerful"

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CINEVUE

Billy Chainsaw, BIZARRE MAGAZINE

"Unflinching and vicious... will stay with you forever"

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Billy Chainsaw, BIZARRE MAGAZINE

THE LIST

"as rough, shocking and mad as anything [Brisseau] made later. Cinema does not come much more provocative, challenging or incendiary than this"

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THE LIST

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