The Monopoly of Violence

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The Monopoly of Violence (Un pays qui se tient sage)
Directed byDavid Dufresne
Produced byJour 2 fête
  • Gwendal Leroy
  • Patrice Philippe
  • Michel Forst
  • Bertrand Cavallier
  • Patrice Ribeiro
  • William Bourdon
  • Anthony Caillé
  • Mélanie N'goyé-Gaham
  • Vanessa Langard
  • Benoit Barret
  • Manon Retourné
  • Sébastien Maillet
  • Rachida Sriti
  • Myriam Ayad
  • Romain Huët
  • Ludivine Bantigny
  • Vanessa Codaccioni
  • Fabien Jobard
  • Sebastian Roché
  • Monique Chemillier-Gendreau
  • Mathilde Larrère
  • Alain Damasio
  • Taha Bouhafs
  • Arié Alimi
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The Monopoly of Violence (Un pays qui se tient sage) is a french documentary directed by David Dufresne, released in 2020.

Subject matter[edit]

The film question the enforcement of order in France and the legitimacy of the State's use of violence and especially police brutality in France.[1][2][3][4]

The context is clash between the police and demonstrators during the Yellow Vests movement. The film use videos made by demonstrators or independent journalists between November 2018 and February 2020.

The images are discussed in a series of dialogues between personalities of social movements, intellectuals and police officers.[5]

Those two-way discussions allow to interpret the raw images using fundamental concept such as the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force.[6]

Notes and References[edit]

  1. Jalinous, Kaveh. "The Monopoly of Violence [NYFF 2020]". Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  2. "" Un pays qui se tient sage " : une radiographie des violences policières". Le (in français). 2020-09-30. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  3. ""Un Pays qui se tient sage", ou comment la colère a pris au piège la société française". Le Temps (in français). 2020-10-09. ISSN 1423-3967. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  4. Person, Philippe (2020-10-01). "Un pays qui se tient sage". Le Monde diplomatique (in français). Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  5. "David Dufresne : "Ces images au téléphone portable, c'est l'histoire"". Les Inrockuptibles (in français). 2020-09-21. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  6. "David Dufresne • Director of The Monopoly of Violence". Cineuropa - the best of european cinema. Retrieved 2020-10-11.

See Also[edit]

Related Articles[edit]

  • Police en France
  • Police brutality in France

External links[edit]

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