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A tour de force! This superbly acted, gripping drama jumps out from the headlines. An accusation of rape is brought against Alexandre Farel, the 22 year-old scion of a divorced, Parisian power couple. He maintains his innocence while on trial for raping Mila Wizman, the daughter of his mother’s new boyfriend. The director has us experience each party’s memory of what occurred and then puts us in the jury box to consider the verdict. Under scrutiny are the power dynamics of sexual relationships; how we perceive our own actions, and the thin line between morality and legality. Warning: Scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.


Underwritten by Jo Alice Canterbury; Lili & David Naveh.


Co-sponsor: Alliance Française de San Francisco.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    138 minutes
  • Language
    French
  • Country
    France
  • Note
    Original title: Les choses humaines. Based on a novel by Karine Tuil
  • Director
    Yvan Attal
  • Screenwriter
    Yvan Attal, Yaël Langmann
  • Producer
    Yvan Attal, Olivier Delbosc
  • Executive Producer
    Christine De Jekel
  • Cast
    Ben Attal, Suzanne Jouannet, Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Cinematographer
    Rémy Chevrin
  • Editor
    Albertine Lastera
  • Production Design
    Samuel Deshors
  • Music
    Mathieu Lamboley