ONDES DE CHOC: JOURNAL DE MA TÊTE

Switzerland 2018

Synopsis

A few minutes before shooting his father and his mother in cold blood, Benjamin Feller, an 18-year-old young man, apparently uneventful, sends his diary by mail to his literature teacher in which he confesses and explains his double murder. The choice to associate this woman with his act and to unwillingly take her in the fall, follows several months of an educational relationship that encouraged the students to write a diary. The teacher finds herself interrogated by the law, and soon confronted with her own doubts. What if her taste for a literature, haunted by the torments of the human soul, made her blind before the distress of her pupil and what was hidden behind the feverish prose he had made her read long before his crime?

Director's Biography

Ursula Meier studied Film at the IAD in Belgium. Her short films’ and documentaries’ successes allowed her to get world-wide recognition. She was chosen to be part of Arte’s collection of TV movies MALE/FEMININE and directed,
in 2002, STRONG SHOULDERS. In 2008, her movie HOME was part of the Official competition in Cannes and received several distinctions and awards, including three French César awards. SISITER took the Silver Bear in Berlin, competed for the Independants Spirit Awards and Kacey Mottet Klein was nominated for Best Male Newcomer’s César. This film, just as HOME, was rewarded with three Quartz at the Swiss Film Award and represented Switzerland at the Oscars.

Filmography:
2017 - DIARY OF MY MIND
2011 - SISTER
2008 - HOME
2002 - STRONG SHOULDERS
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Ursula Meier

Written by : Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier

Produced by : Lionel Baier, Agnieszka Ramu, Françoise Mayor

Director of Photography : Jeanne Lapoirie

Editor : Nelly Quettier

Production Design : Ivan Niclass

Costume Design : Anna Van Brée

Sound Design : Etienne Curchod

Special Effects Supervisor: Patrick Lindenmaier

Main Cast : Fanny Ardant (Esther Fontanelle), Kacey Mottet Klein (Benjamin Feller), Jean-Philippe Ecoffey (Juge Mathieu), Stéphanie Blanchoud (Benjamin's lawyer), Carlo Brandt (psychologist), Jean-Quentin Châtelain (Benjamin's uncle)

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2018