Every day, AlloCiné recommends watching a movie (again) on TV. Tonight: Life is turned upside down by rape allegations in Ivan Attali’s new film.
Human Subjects, written by Karine Tuiley, was inspired by a rape incident that took place on the Stanford University campus. Released in 2019, it won the Interallié prize as well as the Goncourt prize for high school students.
The novel also attracts the attention of Ivan Atali. During the reading, the latter identifies with each character in turn, constantly moving through these famous “gray zones”. This is what decides to adapt it to the big screen, according to the story based on three stages. First the point of view of the accused (Ben Attal, who has already made several filmings under the direction of his father), then of the victim (Susan Juanetti, who will find her first film role here), and finally, the transition to the trial film.
In this way, the director moves away from the comedy genre (my wife is an actress, they got married and had many children, don’t bother me, they are everywhere) and dives into the genre that made him want to make movies. In this case, he takes inspiration from Sidney Lumet and especially 12 Angry Men to rigorously analyze the human complexities and the concept of consent. Nominated for Best Adaptation at César, the film – like the original novel – confronts the characters with their contradictions and puts the audience in the position of jury.
Tied with Le Brio, Human Things is Ivan Attali’s favorite feature film by AlloCiné internet users, who give it an average audience rating of 3.8 out of 5.
human things Ivan Attali with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Kasowitz, Pierre Ardit…
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Tonight on CANAL+ at 21:10.