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About the Film

Director: Guillaume Nicloux
Actors: Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois and Luc Schwarz

L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq is a 2014 French comedy-drama film directed by Guillaume Nicloux. It tells the story of how the famous author Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped and held for ransom by three men during a promotional tour in 2011.

The film will be followed by an informal reception and an open discussion.

Praise

This comedic interpretation of a rumoured abduction of the writer Michel Houellebecq, starring Houellebecq as himself, won Best Screenplay Award at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq Blurs Fiction and Reality
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Houellebecq gleefully spoofs and confirms his public persona as a reclusive misanthrope...
– Oleg Ivanov, Slant

About the Director

Guillaume Nicloux was born 3 August 1966. He is a French novelist, director and actor. He is the founder of the theatre company La Troupe. He has written crime fiction and directed films for cinema and French television.


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New Cinema Programming

Starting this Spring, cinema is taking the leap at the French Cultural Center. We have revisited and expanded our programming to offer you new ways to experience the best of French and Francophone cinema. While continuing the monthly Ciné-Clubs to catch up on recent films from the Francophone world, we are launching Ciné-Rétro, a two-evening marathon to discover or re-discover some 1940s to 1970s French classics and Ciné-Loulous, where children and their families can enjoy French animated gems followed by arts and crafts activities inspired by the film. As always, you will be able to mingle and discuss the films with our in-house film expert, fellow cinéphiles and francophiles.

Sponsors

This program is made possible thanks in part to TV5MONDE, the Mosaïque Cultural Fund and Steven Galante, Chairman of the French Cultural Center.
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