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by Laurent Lafitte


Jean-Louis, 42 years old, is a disenchanted upper-class lawyer who struggles to open up to his relatives, including his wife Valérie. One day, a curse falls upon him: his heart mysteriously stops beating, but curiously enough he is still alive. Encouraged by his wife, he meets Margaux, a "holistic coach". She tells Jean-Louis that he will only be saved from imminent death by facing an unthinkable taboo involving his mother, who he hasn’t spoken to for the past few years…

international title: The Origin of the World
original title: L'Origine du monde
country: France, Belgium
sales agent: StudioCanal
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Laurent Lafitte
film run: 98'
release date: FR 15/09/2021, BE 15/09/2021
screenplay: Sébastien Thiery
cast: Karin Viard, Laurent Lafitte, Nicole Garcia, Vincent Macaigne, Hélène Vincent, Pauline Clément, Grégory Gaule
cinematography by: Axel Cosnefroy
film editing: Stéphane Couturier
art director: Samuel Deshors
costumes designer: Carine Sarfati
producer: Alain Attal
executive producer: Alain Attal
associate producer: Philippe Logie
production: Trésor Films, 2L Productions, Artémis Productions, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinéma
distributor: StudioCanal, O'Brother Distribution
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