Archive of films Violent Days / Violent Days
2004, 80 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
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.
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Bertrand Mouly, Dominique Texier|
|Music:||Lucile Chaufour, Thomas Couzinier|
|Editor:||Albane Penaranda, Elisabeth Juste|
|Cast:||Franck Musard, François Mayet, Frédéric Beltran, Serena Lunn|
|Contact:||Agar 31, Shellac|