That Which Does Not Kill

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    That Which Does Not Kill

    Sans frapper

    Directed by

    Belgium, France

    2019

    85 min

    • French

    Documentary

    Ada is 19. A man she knows invites her to dinner and she accepts. Everything goes so quickly. She doesn’t defend herself. Her genitals get torn, her mind is scattered. In spite or because of that, she goes back twice to confront this man.
    Her story intertwines with others, each one different, yet all the same – a nasty, insane and commonplace story.

    Awards

    • Most Innovative Feature Film (International Competition) - Visions du Réel

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Conchita Paz
    Epona Guillaume
    Aurore Fattier
    Marijke Pinoy
    Marie Préchac
    Sophie Sénécaut
    Anne Jacob
    Tristan Lamour
    Noémie Boes
    Maxime Maes
    Yves-Marina Gnahoua
    Tiphaine Gentilleau
    Séverine Degilhage
    Laurence Rosier
    Cinematography
    Elin Kirschfink
    Editing
    Agnès Brukert
    Production
    CVB - CENTRE VIDEO DE BRUXELLES
    Production
    ALTER EGO PRODUCTION

    Press

    Alexe Poukine's formally rigorous documentary tackles the issue of rape in a subtly inventive manner and delves deeper into the topic than almost any recent film.

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    Alexe Poukine

    Alexe Poukine

    France

    Alexe Poukine was born in 1982 in Rambouillet, France. Among other titles, she holds a Master's degree in Ethnology and Comparative Sociology as well as in Creative Documentary filmmaking. Her films include PETITES MORTS (2008) and DORMIR, DORMIR DANS LES PIERRES (2013), both presented at several international film festivals. Her film THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL (2019) had its world premiere at Visions du Réel International Film Festival Nyon.