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The Workshop (L'atelier) (2017)




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In La Ciotat, the South of France, Antoine (Matthieu Lucci) attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of famous novelist Olivia (Marina Foïs). The creative process recalls the town's industrial past, a form of nostalgia to which Antoine feels indifferent. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia who seems at the same time alarmed and captivated by Antoine's violence. Read more at


Critic Reviews for The Workshop (L'atelier)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

The film makes clear that there are no easy answers, no simple Rosebud that can succinctly explain any one person's character.

May 26, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Laurent Cantet makes an enthralling return to form with this topical fusion of political debate session and socially conscious thriller.

May 23, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

... an intelligent and skillful narrative exercise... [Full review in Spanish]

October 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Cantet and his usual screenwriter, Robin Campillo, again demonstrate an exquisite talent to build living and natural dialogues. [Full review in Spanish]

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

L'Atelier never loses its intensity, intelligence or humanism. [Full review in Spanish]

May 29, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite its irregularity, it's a valuable approach to the difficult and controversial social reality of young contemporary France. [Full review in Spanish]

May 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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