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Une vie violente

Thierry de Peretti França, 2017

Huey McEvoy's rating of the film A Violent Life

(Cannes 2017) Despite three standouts scenes, this attempt to dissect why young Corsican men are drawn into gang violence under revolutionary pretenses is lifeless, thin and frankly quite dull. During a voiceover, Stéphane talks of his 'passion for rage', yet at no point does he bother showing it.