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by Ursula Meier


A few minutes before killing his father and mother in cold blood, Benjamin Feller - a young 18-year-old who apparently had no prior history - sends his intimate diary via post to his French teacher, in which he explains and confesses his act. The teacher finds herself being questioned by the authorities and is soon confronted with her own doubts. What if her taste for literature that is obsessed with the sufferings of the human soul had blinded her to her student's distress and to what was hidden in the feverish prose which he had shown her well before his crime?

international title: Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind
original title: Ondes de choc - Journal de ma tête
country: Switzerland
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Ursula Meier
film run: 70'
screenplay: Ursula Meier, Antoine Jaccoud
cast: Fanny Ardant, Kacey Mottet Klein, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Stephanie Blanchoud, Carlo Brandt, Jean-Quentin Châtelain
cinematography by: Jeanne Lapoirie
film editing: Nelly Quettier
production: Bande à Part Films, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR

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