I, Pierre Rivière, Having Slaughtered My Mother, Sister and Brother...
Filmfest 2007

I, PIERRE RIVIÈRE, HAVING SLAUGHTERED MY MOTHER, MY SISTER AND MY BROTHER... "Important in Allio's film is that he gives the peasants their tragedy. Basically, the tragedy of the peasant until the end of the 18th century was still hunger. But, beginning in the 19th century and perhaps still today, it was the tragedy of the law, of the law and the land. The Rivière affair occurred in 1836, twenty years after the Code Civil was set into place: a new law is imposed on the daily life of the peasant and he struggles in this new juridical universe." From an interview with Michel Foucault, 1976

tags: Feature film

Cast: Claude Hébert, Joseph Leportier, Jacqueline Millière, Antoine Bourseiller, Emilie Lihou

Credits

Director: René Allio