The Monopoly of Violence

David Dufresne

Especials França 88 min Spain premiere Documentary


As anger and resentment grow in the face of social inequalities, many citizens-led protests are being repressed with an ever-increasing violence. In Un pays qui se tient sage, David Dufresne gathers a panel of citizens to question, exchange and confront their views on the social order and the legitimacy of the use of force by the State.


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David Dufresne

Is a multi award-winning documentary writer-director. Former reporter for Libération, he has also been a founding member of Mediapart, a French independent investigation media. Since 2010, he has developed several online documentary projects, at the crossroads between journalism and cinema, most notably Prison Valley and Fort McMoney, respectively shot in the US and Canada. David Dufresne also wrote highly praised novels & non-fiction books.

Filmography: The Monopoly of Violence (2020), Prison Valley (2010)

David Dufresne

Film information

Original Title: Un pays qui se tient sage
Director: David Dufresne
Script: David Dufresne
Contact: The Bureau Sales
Country: França
Year: 2020
Format: Digital
Length: 88 min
Language: Francès
Subtitles in Filmin: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2021


Nominee to Best Documentary


The Monopoly of Violence