A Violent Desire for Joy

| 75 min
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Far from the epicenter of the French Revolution, the monastery in Provence is seized by the revolutionary troops. The new concepts Gabriel learns through the forced cohabitation between monks and soldiers do not leave him cold. He has to make a decision between the old and the new. "The fact that Schneider can explore relatively complex ideas with just a few actors is a testament to his cinematic skill and creative talent. Indeed, the director doesn't seem to need much else to explore complicated material..." (hollywoodreporter.com)