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Viper in the Fist is a french film of genre Drama directed by Philippe de Broca with Catherine Frot

Viper in the Fist (2004)

Viper in the Fist
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Length 1h36
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OriginFrance
Genres Drama
Rating64% 3.2034453.2034453.2034453.2034453.203445

Vipère au poing est un film français de Philippe de Broca, sorti en 2004 et adapté du roman homonyme d'Hervé Bazin paru en 1948.

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En 1922, après le décès de leur grand-mère paternelle qui se chargeait de leur éducation, le jeune Jean Rezeau et son frère aîné Ferdinand retrouvent leurs parents revenus d'Indochine. Mais leur relation avec leur mère va prendre une tournure cauchemardesque. Celle-ci, qu'ils ne tardent pas à surnommer "Folcoche" (association de "folle" et de "cochonne"), n'hésite pas à mal les nourrir ou leur planter sa fourchette dans la main. Elle agit sur eux avec sadisme, force et autorité tout en privilégiant son troisième fils, Marcel, né en Indochine. Elle ira même jusqu'à vouloir faire croire à un vol de 1000 francs, cachés dans une planque du plancher de son second fils pour justifier de le faire envoyer en maison de redressement. Après leur avoir fait visiter la maison de redressement dans laquelle officiait le précepteur remplaçant celui qu'elle avait congédié quelques jours avant ; son comportement odieux trouvera son explication et sa justification, vers la fin du film lorsqu'elle reviendra mourir chez Jean, après que celui-ci eut compris que cette femme avait été terriblement marquée par son éducation chez ses propres parents.

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