Cine Club February- The kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq


Takes place on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

cultural imageThe Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq  is a 2014 French comedy-drama film directed by Guillaume Nicloux, starring Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois and Luc Schwarz. The film premiered at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

It tells the story of how the famous author Michel Houellebecq is kidnapped and held for ransom by three men during a promotional tour in 2011. The film was inspired by a rumour which occurred while Houellebecq was promoting his novel The Map and the Territory. For some time, he appeared to give no signs of life, which made newspapers in France speculate that he had been kidnapped. In reality he only had some trouble with his Internet connection

Discussion and refreshments following the film. Free for Alliance Française Members. $10 for non-members payable at the entrance.

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