The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq =: L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq



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[United States] : Kino Lorber : Made available through hoopla, 2014
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 96 min.)) : sd., col
MWT11584790, 11584790

Directed by Guilaume Nicloux

Cast: Michel Houellebecq ; Mathieu Nicourt ; Maxime Lefrançois ; Luc Schwarz

Novelist and poet Michel Houellebecq, one of France's most famous and provocative intellectuals, briefly went missing in 2011, causing the French media to speculate wildly about a possible kidnapping. The writer refuses to talk about his mysterious disappearance to this day. In director Guillaume Nicloux's offbeat documentary-style take on the events, The Kidnapping of Michel houellebecq, Houellebecq gives a performance as himself: a disheveled misanthrope with a particular contempt for contemporary Europe and a fondness for wine and cigarettes. Captured and held for ransom, Houellebecq wins the admiration of his captors - three surprisingly friendly, considerate hoodlums. Points of view on literature, class, race, and even mixed martial arts are discussed with deadpan humor that turns a kidnapping into comedy

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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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