A Violent Life

Drama
Thriller
| 113
French
| German

Despite the death threat hanging on his head, Stéphane decides to return to Corsica to attend the funeral of his best friend and comrade in arms, Christophe, murdered the day before. It’s an opportunity for Stéphane to reminisce about the events of the 1990s, that led him, a cultured petty bourgeois from Bastia, to move from small crime onto political radicalization and the underground movement. Caught up in a decade old conflict between native Corsicans and immigrants from mainland France, Stéphane becomes a member of a violent Marxist revolutionary cell bent on asserting Nationalist goals against encroaching Mafia-style powers. A chilling portrait of a young man’s violent rise and fall, set in the unique social and cultural climate of Corsica. "A complex, intense and physical tale of crime and punishment." (Variety)