Le Dieu Saturne
Laurent comes to visit his father not far from Bethune. But his father, who lives a hermit’s life deep in the woods, has only one thing on his mind: to do away with his six children in order to relieve them of the miseries of life. Welcomed at the Caboche farm where his brother Frederic works (Frederic advises him not to try to see their father), Laurent is delighted to see hardy 81 year old Alfred again. The gods are not far off, and, despite all, the pleasures of existence too.
Born in Tours in 1979, Jean-Charles Fitoussi studied architecture, science and philosophy. In 1994, he produced and directed his first short, Aura été, which was shown at the Locarno Film Festival in 1997. A contributor to Lettre du cinema, he worked as assistant to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet and made a documentary about their work, Sicilia! si gira. In 2002, he directed his first feature, the prize-winning Les Jours où je n’existe pas.
Jérôme Ayasse, Jean-Pierre Laforce
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Title in Original Version : The God Saturn