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The Monopoly of Violence
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THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE

Un pays qui se tient sage

Directed by David Dufresne
France, 2020
Documentary

Synopsis

As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizens-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence. Monopoly of Violence gathers a panel of citizens to confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.

Synopsis

As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizens-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence. Monopoly of Violence gathers a panel of citizens to confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.

Our take

A visceral response to the wave of protests that ripples throughout France, David Dufresne’s razor-sharp documentary fiercely probes the roots of social unrest. Shaped around an impressive archive of raw phone footage, this unvarnished look at state brutality is nothing short of essential viewing.