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The Origin of Violence

Pittsburgh Premiere | JFilm Audience Winner—Best Narrative
While researching his novel, teacher Nathan Fabre discovers a photograph of a concentration camp prisoner who strikingly resembles his own father. Haunted, Nathan looks for answers from his family whose secrecy and evasiveness lead him to discover a past he never knew existed. Based on Fabrice Humbert’s semi-autobiographical prize-winning 2009 book, this beautifully shot psychological drama keeps you on the edge of your seat. (Adult content: nudity, sex, violence)

For the April 22 screening, late seating may be reserved for those observing Shabbat by calling 412-426-FILM (3456).

Community Partner: University of Pittsburgh’s French Program

Director(s): Élie Chouraqui

Released: 2016

Country: France/Germany

Length: 110 minutes

Language: French and German with subtitles