The Monopoly of Violence

The Monopoly of Violence ★★★½

The cinematographic exercise proposed here by David Dufresne is most interesting. Un pays qui se tient sage is a documentary that addresses issues such as power, the use of violence and police brutality, social injustice, as well as the responsibility and legitimacy of the state. The director focuses on the yellow vests movement and shows the point of view of both participating sides as well as reflections of analysts from various disciplines who break down the events that have taken place since 2018, opinions and reflections that to a large extent can be transferred to other places. Undoubtedly, a good documentary, social cinema that is equally relevant and necessary as a disturbing, raw, painful portrait of the present.

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