The Origin of Evil

The Origin of Evil

France | 2022 | 125 min. | Sébastien Marnier

September 22 - October 5, 2023

A satirical thriller exploring themes of family, patriarchy, and deception in a tense household from director Sébastien Marnier.

Stéphane, a humble cannery worker, finds herself unexpectedly flung into the life of the ultra rich when she reconnects with her estranged billionaire father. As she also discovers the four women surrounding him, family dysfunctions and dark secrets resurface. Seemingly out-of-place in this world of luxury, she creates a new identity for herself. But is Stéphane who she says she is?

  • Original Language Title: L'Origine du Mal
  • Director: Sébastien Marnier
  • Principal Cast: Laure Calamy, Suzanne Clément, Doria Tillier
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 125 min.
  • Producer: Caroline Bonmarchand
  • Screenplay: Fanny Burdino, Sébastien Marnier
  • Cinematographers: Romain Carcanade
  • Editors: Jean-Baptiste Beaudoin, Valentin Féron
  • Language: French
  • US Distributor: IFC Films
  • International Sales: Charades