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.