The Dazzled

(orig. Les Éblouis)

  • The Dazzled

German PremiereFrance 2019Language:FrenchSubtitles:German, EnglishDirector:Sarah SucoWriter:Sarah Suco, Nicolas SilholCinematographer:Yves AngeloEditor:Catherine SchwartzMusic:Laurent Perez del MarSound:Cyril Moisson, Guillaume d’Ham, Hervé BuiretteWith:Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Eric CaravacaProducer:Dominique Besnehard, Michel Feller, Frédéric BrillionProduction Company:Mon Voisin Productions, Épithète FilmsDistributor:Pyramide International89 min, Colour

14-year old Camille, her 3 younger siblings and her caring parents lead a happy life in a small town in France until they join a religious community which gradually exerts influence on the family. Camille is not any longer allowed to wear black or to attend lessons at her beloved circus school. Torn between her family and the refusal of a life that she perceives as more and more bizarre, Camille must grow up fast. The chilling story, supported by wonderful performances of an oustanding cast, is based on personal childhood experiences of the filmmaker.

Director's Biography:Sarah Suco, born 1981 in Montpellier. After attending the master class at the Drama School in Paris, she worked as actress (theatre and film) and playwright. THE DAZZLED is her first feature-length film as director.