Ondes de choc – Prénom: Mathieu

Lionel Baier, Switzerland, 2018o

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After a true criminal case: 17-year-old Mathieu returns home after having been brutally overwhelmed and raped during a hitchhike. Traumatised, he tries to regain a foothold in his family, school and village but has a hard time finding a way back to his former life - especially since the police reconstruction of the crime and the creation of a phantom picture of the perpetrator always brings back the hours of horror. More and more Mathieu feels the need to get to know this phantom.

Baier's contribution to Ondes de choc picks up a case from the mid-1980s and uses it to pay homage to the director's own youth, which, with its walkmans, palatable pop songs and brutal videos, seems like an awkward anticipation of the digital age with its omnipresence of mobile distraction media. Baier insists on the permanent presence of the trauma, which lies as a shadow over the everyday life of the victim of violence. All the more conclusive is Mathieu's desire to face the perpetrator eye to eye at some point - and all the more consequent is the end, which may seem abrupt, but which draws a logical conclusion from the confrontation of desire with reality.

Andreas Furler

Sur un sujet hypermédiatisé, Lionel Baier garde son souffle de cinéaste viscéral jusque dans les moindres terminaisons nerveuses de la narration.

Cécile Lecoultre

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Rencontre avec le réalisateur Lionel Baier
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Interview mit Lionel Baier
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Movie Datao

Other titles
Schockwellen – Der Fall Mathieu DE
Shock Waves – First Name: Mathieu EN
Genre
Crime/Thriller, Drama
Running time
60 Min.
Original language
French
Ratings
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ØYour rating6.7/10
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6.7 (71)
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Rencontre avec le réalisateur Lionel Baier
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Interview mit Lionel Baier
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Giuseppe Di Salvatore
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Review Télérama
Jérémie Couston
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Thomas Sotinel
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Review Le Temps
Antoine Duplan
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