THE ACCUSATION
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THE ACCUSATION

Directed by Yvan Attal

Info

Director: Yvan Attal
Section: International Independents
Country: France
Year: 2021
PT: MENSCHLICHE DINGE
OT: LES CHOSES HUMAINES
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Ben Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Kassovitz, Suzanne Jouannet, Pierre Arditi
18+

Logline

A breathtaking drama from several perspectives in the shadow of #metoo. The main cast includes the director’s wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and their son Benjamin.

Alexandre, a student at the elite Stanford University in California, visits his parents in Paris. His father is a prominent TV journalist, his mother an intellectual known for her feminist activism. She is seeing a man who has a 16-year-old daughter. Alexandre takes the young woman to a party. The next morning, she accuses him of rape. What happened that night? A spectacular trial is supposed to shed light on this. At the same time, Alexandre’s parents are caught in the crossfire of the press and social media.

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Meet the director

THE ACCUSATION

Yvan Attal

Yvan Attal, born in Tel Aviv-Jaffa in 1965, is a French director and actor. His breakthrough came in 1989 with Éric Rochant’s A WORLD WITHOUT PITY, for which he received the César for best young actor. In 1991, he appeared in AMOUREUSE alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg. In the following years, Yvan Attal starred in various films. His feature film debut as a director, MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS (2001), earned him a César nomination. His 2017 film LE BRIO served as the template for Sönke Wortmann’s culture-clash comedy CONTRA (2021).

Credits

Screenplay: Yaël Langmann & Yvan Attal
Original Material: Karine Tuil
Director of Photography: Rémy Chevrin
Film Editor: Albertine Lastera
Composer: Mathieu Lamboley
Production Designer: Samuel Deshors
Costume Design: Carine Sarfati
Sound: Pierre André Thomas Desjonquères & Jean-Paul Hurier
Casting director: Gigi Akoka & Marie-France Michel
Producer: Olivier Delbosc, Yvan Attal
Production Company: Curiosa Films, Films Sous Influence
Executive producer: Christine de Jekel
Co-Production Company: Gaumont S.A., France 2 Cinéma
World Sales: Gaumont S.A.
Distributor: MFA+ FilmDistribution