Sound and Fury
De bruit et de fureur
Brutal realism sits alongside moments of tender, poetic surrealism in Jean-Claude Brisseau’s film.
Dir Jean-Claude Brisseau
With François Négret, Vincent Gasperitsch, Bruno Cremer, Fabienne Babe
The Parisian suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis provides the hard, concreted setting for Brisseau’s shocking film, which combines brutal realism with moments of tender, poetic surrealism. When neglected 13-year-old Bruno (Négret) falls in with feral Jean-Roger (Gasperitsch), who’s under the sway of his violent father, a sympathetic teacher tries to help, but the harsh realities of their environment are unforgiving.