Themroc is a 1973 French film by director Claude Faraldo. It was produced by François de Lannurien and Helène Vager and its original music was composed by Harald Maury. Made on a low budget with no intelligible dialog, Themroc tells the story of a French blue collar worker who rebels against modern society, reverting into an urban caveman. The film’s scenes of incest and cannibalism earned it adults-only ratings, and it featured in the UK’s Channel 4’s red triangle series of controversial films in 1986.
Claude Faraldo was a French actor, director and screenwriter born March 23 1936 in Paris and died on January 29 2008 in Alès from a heart attack.
The son of an Italian immigrant worker, he worked various odd jobs at the age of 13 until he decided to become an actor and joined the course Simon. He later became the founder of production company ArtMédia with Evelyne Vidal and Gerard Lebovici.
Self-taught, he directed a dozen disparate and original movies inspired by his ideas and libertarian dissenters. His first feature film, Who Cares: Anatomy of a Delivery Boy, is a plea for the right for laziness. Inspired by Jacques Prevert, his second film Themroc is an anarcho-primitivism farce, which tells the story of a worker, played by Michel Piccoli, who rebels against his boss and turns into urban caveman. His next film was The Players of the Coffee Station, where Romain Bouteille, Coluche, Miou-Miou, Henri Guybet and Patrick Dewaere participated voluntarily… read more