MISÉRICORDE

MISERICORDIA

Alain Guiraudie

Jérémie returns to his hometown for the funeral of his former boss, the village baker. He decides to stay for a few days with Martine, the man’s widow. A mysterious disappearance, a threatening neighbour and a priest with strange intentions make Jérémie’s short stay in the village take an unexpected turn…

Alain Guiraudie’s cinema is distinguished by its rural and popular roots, which enable him to take us on a highly sensory journey to meet characters and places, tackling themes such as homosexual desire and the representation of the working class. Miséricorde follows in this vein, inviting the double weight of silence and desire into its police plot.
Catherine Frot makes her very first appearance in the world of the filmmaker, who has a habit of casting little-known actors, with the occasional popular figure, such as Pierre Deladonchamps in L’Inconnu du Lac or Hafsia Herzi in Le Roi de l’évasion. This latest feature also features Félix Kysyl and Jean-Baptiste Durand, director of Chien de la casse, and for the first time in front of the camera.

“Guiraudie reaches new heights with his virtuoso, gourmet thriller” – Télérama

Alain Guiraudie’s filmography:

Features
2024 – Miséricorde
2021 – Viens je t’emmène
2016 – Rester vertical
2013 – L’inconnu du lac
2009 – Le Roi de l’évasion
2005 – Voici venu le temps
2003 – Pas de repos pour les braves

Medium-length films
2001 – Ce vieux rêve qui bouge
2000 – Du soleil pour les gueux

Short films
1997 – La Force des choses
1994 – Tout droit jusqu’au matin
1990 – Les héros sont immortels

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France, Spain, Portugal | 2024 | 103'

Original version: French
Subtitles: no subtitles
Script: Alain Guiraudie
Photography: Claire Mathon
Editing: Jean-Christophe Hym
Music: Marc Verdaguer
Sound: Vasco Pedroso, Jeanne Delplancq, Jordi Ribas Suris, Branco Neskov
Cast: Félix KYSYL, Catherine FROT, Jacques DEVELAY, Jean-Baptiste DURAND, David AYALA

Production: Charles Gilibert (CG Cinéma)
Contact: Charles Gilibert (CG Cinéma)