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Director: Magali Bloch

Author: Magali Bloch, Frank Richard

Executive Producer: Olivier de Bannes

Broadcaster: Planet +

Release year: 2017

Running time: 52 minutes


Michel Houellebecq is a writer immersed in the society of spectacle, a sociologist often solicited to make sense of our times: and the portrait he paints of contemporary France isn’t flattering. A cryptic prophet, Houellebecq warns us of dark and ominous future. And along the way, he lays bare the mediocrity of his fellow citizens; denounces sexual liberalism as “absolute violence”; decries the ravages of an unfair market for love; and lashes out at the emptiness of a civilization built on television and supermarkets with no collective social project.