|Runtime:||99 Minutes (1 Hours : 39 Minutes)|
|Release Date:||19 Feb 1992 (France)|
Xavier Beauvois, Sophie Fillières, Arlette Langmann
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The story of a dysfunctional family in Northern France. Dad is a mean abusive drunk pharmacist, mom is addicted to pills and has incestuous desire for her son, the son is skipping school to fish and daughter is mentally handicapped.
A kindly village pharmacist, Michel is transformed by drink into a brute when he leaves work and returns home, terrorizing his wife, son, and handicapped daughter. When his drinking causes problems on the job, he checks into a rehabilitation clinic and for a brief time afterwards his family relations are better. However, drink has not lost its spell over him, and he soon returns to the bottle more avidly than before, with tragic results. Written by lament
North (World-wide, English title)
Kuzey (Turkey, Turkish title)
4 wins & 5 nominations.