In this wickedly funny French thriller, shady relatives scheme for family fortunes through a succession of ingenious twists. Stéphane’s volatile lover is halfway through her prison sentence while she’s stuck working in a fish cannery. One day Stéphane boldly decides to reach out to her wealthy, estranged father. She discovers the dysfunctional family around him to be a vipers’ nest, all angling for the old man’s inheritance and suspicious of the new interloper. Soon enough, Stéphane finds herself embroiled in devious hidden agendas during a ruthless fight for the family empire in a luxury seaside French villa.
Who’s the predator and who’s the prey?
Cast: Dominique Blanc, Doria Tillier, Jacques Weber, Laure Calamy, Suzanne Clément, Céleste Brunnquell, Clotilde Mollet, Naidra Ayadi, Véronique Ruggia
Director: Sebastien Manier
"Fans of Succession, The White Lotus and Knives Out should definitely check out this twisty-turny French thriller" STUFF.CO.NZ
"Propelled by revelations, twists and a seasoning of sly humour, The Origin Of Evil is very watchable" SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"The perfect summer film for those who want to escape action and explosions." ESPINOF
"It’s a feast for the eye and for the mind, done in a nonchalant way that would make the most seasoned filmmakers jealous." FILM THREAT
"The Origin of Evil is ultimately Calamy’s show as a calculating and desperate woman seeking love and acceptance in all the wrong places" INDIEWIRE
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