Antoine tekur þátt í vinnusmiðju um sumar með ungu fólki sem valin voru til þess að skrifa glæpsögur undir leiðsögn þekkts rithöfunds. Hann lendir upp á kant við hópinn þar sem frásagnarstíll og hugmyndir Antoine minna sífellt á ástandið í heiminum í dag þar sem vægðarlaust ofbeldi ríkir.
The Palme d’Or winner (for The Class 2016) returns with a drama that throws together disparate aspiring writers, in a film that suggests debate can be as exciting as action.
La Ciotat, the South of France. Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. The creative process will recall the town’s industrial past, a form of nostalgia to which Antoine feels indifferent. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia, who seems at the same time alarmed and captivated by Antoine’s violence.
“A smart social thriller that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“… words become weapons in Laurent Cantet’s study of a writing workshop” – The Guardian