La Terre de la Folie
La Terre de la Folie
Luc Moullet
France / 2009 / 90' / Documentary
La Terre de la Folie
Luc Moullet
France / 2009 / 90' / Documentary
Luc Moullet investigates in his own way the out-of-the ordinary incidence of psychosis and mental disorders in his home region, in the French Southern Alps.

A native of the Southern Alps, Luc Moullet observed that cases of mental illness were particularly numerous in the region. Murders, dismemberment, suicide and immolation; through the misadventures of his family and relatives, and various cases recorded in the last 100 years, Moullet explores the causes and consequences of such concentrated psychotic phenomena in his own personal way. "The great-grandnephew of the great-grandfather of my great-great-grandmother one day took a pickaxe to the village mayor, his wife and the forest warden, who was guilty of having moved his goat 10 yards. This episode was a good starting point... however, there were other manifestations of the same kind in my family.” (Luc Moullet)

Part of NÉCESSITÉ DE MOULLET - HOMAGE TO LUC MOULLET, FILMMAKER AND MONTAGNARD

Language: French

Subtitles: Italian

Director

Luc Moullet

Born in 1937, Luc Moullet is a French filmmaker and film producer. He joined the editorial staff of Cahiers du cinéma at the age of 18 and directed his first works in 1960, alternating from the beginning with ease shorts and feature films. Often playing with the canons of traditional narrative, since then he has made a total of 38 films, of all formats and genres, linked by a taste for burlesque and the recurring presence of the mountains.

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