EFFACER L'HISTORIQUE

France, Belgium

Synopsis

In a provincial suburb, three neighbours are overtaken by new technologies and social media. There’s Marie, who could be about to lose the respect of her son because of a sex tape; Bertrand’s daughter, a victim of online bullying; and Christine whose Uber ratings are refusing to take off. With the help of a genuine hacker, they resolve to fight the mighty windmills of contemporary living – the Big Tech companies. Maybe their battle is screwed from the beginning – but you never know …

Director's Biography

Benoît Delépine
Born in 1958, he is a writer and director. He is the founder and writer of the satirical television shows LES GUIGNOLS DE L'INFO and GROLAND. He has also written comic books such as "L’Imposteur" (2000), "La Bombe" (2002) and "God Killer" (2003).

Gustave Kervern
Born in 1962, he is an actor, director and author of books including "Petits moments d'ivresse" (2008) and "Impertinents" (2014). He has been collaborating with Benoît Delépine for 20 years.

They began in television before making their cinema debut in 2004 with AALTRA. DELETE HISTORY was their third film presented in Berlinale after MAMMUTH in 2010 and SAINT AMOUR in 2016.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2019 DELETE HISTORY
2018 I FEEL GOOD
2016 SAINT AMOUR
2014 NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
2012 LE GRAND SOIR
2010 MAMMUTH
2008 LOUISE-MICHEL
2006 AVIDA
2004 AALTRA
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Written by: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Produced by: Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Cinematography: Hugues Poulain

Editing: Stéphane Elmadjian

Production Design: Philippe "Madphil" Hournon

Costume Design: Agnès Noden

Make-Up & Hair: Florence Colin, Elsa Gendre

Sound: Régis Boussin, Fabien Devillers

Main Cast: Blanche Gardin (Marie), Denis Podalydes (Bertrand), Corinne Masiero (Christine), Vincent Lacoste (sextaper), Benoît Poelvoorde (Alimazon delivery guy), Bouli Lanners (God), Vincent Dedienne (organic farmer), Philippe Rebbot (lazy guy), Michel Houellebecq (suicidal client)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2020