The Origin of Evil

The Origin of Evil

In a luxurious seaside villa, a modest young woman finds herself in the company of a strange family : an unknown and wealthy father, his extravagant wife, his daughter, an ambitious woman, a rebellious teenager, and their creepy maid.

  • Released: 2022-10-05
  • Runtime: 123 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Thrillers
  • Stars: Laure Calamy, Doria Tillier, Jacques Weber, Dominique Blanc, Suzanne Clément, Véronique Ruggia Saura, Céleste Brunnquell, Clotilde Mollet
  • Director: Sébastien Marnier
  • derek-duerden - 1 June 2024
    Origin of Title?
    I've been pondering the title of this film - which is perhaps open to interpretation. For what it's worth, given that all the offspring of the patriarch seem to be twisted in some way, and his new wife is clearly on a mission to annoy him as much as possible, I conclude that it is a cautionary tale aimed at men who do nothing but work to accumulate wealth, and womanise along the way. I could be way off of course.

    Thus, although the central character of the (non-) daughter appears to be *the* most amoral of the set, in some respects it's a close run thing. Laure Calamy plays her in a deliciously ambiguous way, leading us at various points to believe her, sympathise and be horrified at her selfish and callous actions. It takes an actor of skill to maintain our sympathy throughout this.

    The rest of the cast (except perhaps the youngest daughter) are also quite impressive and, apart from the occasional implausibility, the plot is pretty good.

    Worth a look.
  • ops-52535 - 4 April 2023
    scam, scam, wham!!!
    Or whos knocking on the door as we now enter the heaviest of tv-crime season, at least here in norway, the easter holiday season. This could be a bullseye film for the norwegian broadcaster NRK, a film with loads of scamming, identity theft, envy, mistrust, love and death...

    i shall admit i used some time to get into the playbook of this filmstory, but when i saw the cluedos of the game it was pretty exciting after all. I cant say the same about the music made for this story, simple keyboard scrambling of such low quality even i couldve done it.

    The cast playing the caracters of this awkward family is good, and leaves a lot of signals that too much money aint always a recipie for familiar happiness...

    i guess this flick will suit le femmes of the audience, and quite a performance thinks the grumpy old man, recommende'