dance class. A strict teacher who thinks of himself as the Greatest. No one can enough for him to free Improvisation. No one, until this nondescript blonde appearance with wild Gestures. The teacher is enthusiastic: "As authentic. Don't tell me what you want, because I know it: You have embodied the Holocaust."
she didn't. When it came to sexual abuse of children, a topic she has personally. But you can't say to the arrogant man, he would not even listen. So you can be the Holocaust. This is of course bitter. But in this scene it is also very funny. This is the principle of the "Les Chatouilles", a Comedy on the topic of child abuse.
Stop it, please read on. Something like this could actually work, if it is done smart like in this Film , in France, in spite of the dissuasive theme to the Hit. "I was much taken away in Childhood, but the Laughter stayed with me. It may not belong to the perpetrators, therefore it is a part of our film," says Andréa Bescond, the Director – together with Eric Métayer and main actress of "Les Chatouilles".
The Trailer for "Les Chatouilles" – English: The Kitzeleien.
English is the Tickling, and it is a cute word for what happened, the now 39-Year-old in their Childhood. From the age of eight she was regularly sexually abused by a friend of the family, with her parents and ran out. The man was convicted, much later, to ten years in prison, but for the victim of the story was not over yet. It resulted in years of excesses for the trained dancer: drugs, Sex, a wild life. "That stopped only when I met Eric. And we started to write together a piece of theater."
"have Helped me the hugs of the audience," says the Director
"Les Chatouilles" was first a one-person piece, it bore the additional title of "dance of anger". Andrea Béscond stood alone on the stage, raged, laughed, slipped in all roles – Yes, even of the perpetrator. Eric Métayer, your Partner in life and in art, and directed. 400 times she has played the piece in all the French-speaking world. "It was a catharsis for me," says Andréa Bescond, "have helped me to the embraces of the audience. But also the realization that I am not alone with my story, because many people had come to me, and to me their experiences told. I began to understand the mechanisms of such traumas better."
In the audience were two film producers. The were enthusiastic and a risk taker, because you persuaded the two in this matter completely inexperienced accomplices, to make it a movie. Eric Métayer, recalls: "When we started to write for the piece, dreamed of, we sometimes, and they said: Maybe it has success. Then we win a Molière" is the French theatre Oscar "and later a movie, Karin Viard will take on the role of the mother, and we will be invited to Cannes."
On the Set: Eric Métayer, and Andréa Bescond, who plays himself.
it All came true. Karin Viard is not great as the mother of the victim, a woman who plays up to the last the deeds of the family friend, and later thinks that everything is so bad. ""Which is more evil than the perpetrators," I get to hear sometimes," says Andréa Bescond, "this is of course nonsense. But it corresponds to the tendency to distribute the blame. So according to the Motto: The perpetrator is a Criminal and so clearly catalogued. But to blame all the others are. Not least of all I, as a victim."
of Course she felt for a long time complicit. And the hair-raising story told now, as you einigelte as a ten year old in bed because her body ached from all the wounds. The man left that day from her and joined the parents in the living room. As she sat later, pouted the friend of the family so the child felt doubly guilty. Andréa Bescond: "The sentence that did me most hurt, fell in the process: "for me If you had said at the time that you don't like it, I would have done nothing to you," claimed this man."
she dances so hard and wild that the camera with her up to the ceiling flies
In the Film is the Pädokriminelle – Bescond and Métayer need to consistently this word – of Pierre Deladonchamps that can arise for outsiders to be very sympathetic ("you can see where the Monster never"). Central in the movie Carole Franck as a psychologist, she refuses at first, the abused patient. "This is normal, no one is trained in abuse cases," says Andréa Bescond.
The psychologist is swirls for a tour guide in the Film, the times and places by each other, back in the Childhood, then again in the school where the dance idol Rudolf Nureyev's appearance in person (which is quite funny). The theatre is felt in the Film, nothing more, on the contrary, there is great cinema moments in which the young girl is dancing so violently that the camera flies with her up to the ceiling.
No doubt about it, "Les Chatouilles" is a great Film. Look away is not.
"Les Chatouilles" runs from 14. March in the Swiss-German cinemas (Sunday newspaper)
Created: 12.03.2019, 13:55 PM