REVIEW FOR VIPER IN THE FIST - A FRENCH FILM BY PHILIPPE DE BROCA
The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a French film Vipere Au Poing (Viper In The Fist), at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet, on 28th August. The film is directed by Philippe de Broca, and has Catherine Frot, Jacques Villeret, Jules Sitruk and Cherie Lunghi playing the lead characters.
Viper In The Fist is an adaptation of a famous and popular French novel. It tells the childhood of the author Hervé Bazin. In 1920, Jean Rezeau and his elder brother live happily on the family estate in Brittany until their grandmother's death brings their parents back from Indo-China. Their mother, a worthy descendant of fairy-tale witches, takes control of the estate. Her husband makes little protest as he is more interested in collecting insects than bringing up his children.
Under their mother's house rule, the boys endure endless bullying and punishments until finally Jean chooses to rebel. He rallies his brother against his mother and fills the household with an atmosphere of comical but vicious civil war. Jean stands firm to the end. Hate makes him grow, as love does for others.
Please contact the Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 or Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.