DON’T TELL ME THE BOY WAS MAD

A film by Robert Guédiguian

Cast : Syrus Shahidi, Serge Avédikian, Simon Abkarian, Ariane Ascaride, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

2015 / drama / France / original title : UNE HISTOIRE DE FOU / 140’ / Color / status : completed / French / General Audience / long feature-film / International catalog

The very timely story of how a son from a pacifist Armenian family in Marseille in the 1980s becomes a terrorist. Set in Berlin, Marseille, Paris and Beirut it relates the moving story of a mother whose politically radicalized son accidentally injures an innocent passer-by when blowing up the Turkish ambassador’s car in Paris.

Original score by Alexandre Desplat (Academy Award nominated: Philomena, Argo, The King’s Speech, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Queen), Best Original Music César for Rust and Bones…

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“Robert Guédiguian returns to the highminded thriller style”

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