Archive of films Violent Days / Violent Days

2004, 80 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2005

A rock‘n’roll road-movie about a group of friends from Paris who, after a night of beers, set off in a half-wrecked car for a rock concert at Le Havre. A black-and-white film reminiscent of early Jim Jarmusch or Aki Kaurismäki.


A group of friends living in Paris have two things in common: their love for 1950’s rock‘n’roll music and their working-class origins. On the weekend, after a night of beers and stupid fights, they set off in a half-wrecked car for a rock concert at Le Havre. A young woman, her boyfriend and two other young men get lost, fight again, get lost again and finally end up at a beach near Le Havre. The concert is getting under way and the whole of the French rockabilly scene is there. Lots of beer is consumed again. Somebody starts a fistfight. Then the concert is over and our friends leave, heading back to Paris... This black-and-white road-movie, shot in a style reminiscent of early Jim Jarmusch or Aki Kaurismäki, is set in a vague time-span. It could be the 1950s, the 1970s, or maybe even today...

About the director

Lucile Chaufour directed her first documentary film, Léone, mère et fils, in 1988. In 1992 she directed her first short film, L’Amertume du chocolat. Violent Days (2004) is her first feature film.


Agar 31
26 Rue de Menilmontant, 75020, Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 15 02 75

82 boulevard Ornano, 75018, Paris
Tel: + 33 142 550 784
Fax: + 33 177 790 100

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Lucile Chaufour
Screenplay: Lucile Chaufour
Dir. of Photography: Bertrand Mouly, Dominique Texier
Music: Lucile Chaufour, Thomas Couzinier
Editor: Albane Penaranda, Elisabeth Juste
Producer: Agar 31
Production: Agar 31
Cast: Franck Musard, François Mayet, Frédéric Beltran, Serena Lunn
Contact: Agar 31, Shellac


Lucile Chaufour


Thomas Ordonneau



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