Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

This film that centers on the famous and controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq, who is kidnapped by a trio of losers, and on what happens during his peculiar captivity in a house far from any kind of urban center is a pleasant surprise. The fragile, odd author of The Elementary Particles, whose aspect and the way he moves make him look like a character in a horror movie, shows that he has a great sense of humor by having accepted this low-profile project with a black comedy tone in which a former soldier from the Israeli army, a bodybuilder and a wrestler lock the author in a house with the intention of extorting him and start developing a curious relationship that becomes increasingly extravagant with the arrival of other unexpected characters to the “appointment.” The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq is a very small, very nice film that kicks off from a real piece of news (in 2011, after the writer missed many commitments, it was said that he had been kidnapped, something he has always denied) and chooses to build something halfway between an absurdist comedy and a melancholy tale. DL

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Spanish title: El secuestro de Michel Houellebecq
English title: The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 92
Seconds: 0

Team:

D, G: Guillaume Nicloux

F: Christophe Offenstein

E: Guy Lecorne

DA: Olivier Radot

S: Olivier Dô-Hùu, Fanny Weinzaepflen

P: Sylvie Pialat, Marco Cherqui

CP: Les Films du Worso, Chic Films 


Cast:

Michel Houellebecq, Maria Bourjala, Luc Schwarz, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois


Contact:

Le Pacte. Ioana Dragomirescu
T +33 1 4469 5959
E i.dragomirescu@le-pacte.com W le-pacte.com


Guillaume Nicloux Francia

He’s a scriptwriter, filmmaker, and actor born in France in 1966. His filmography as director includes Holiday (2010) and The Nun (2012), as well as episodes of TV shows and films.



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