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L'homme qui revient (original title)
Drama   Language: French   Subtitles: English  Status: Completed 

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'Theo and the Metamorphosis' is an adaptation of the eponymous novel of Natsuki Ikezawa. The story revolves around a 27-year-old man with Down’s syndrome called Théo who lives with his father in a house hidden away in the thick of a forest. They live together in harmony with the surrounding flora and fauna but, one day, his father goes away, leaving Théo alone with his inner world. He embarks upon an odyssey which sees him reinvent himself, open himself up to the world and experiment with freedom, attempting to discover the nature of things, but also the nature of beings.



Stars - Theo Kermel, Pierre Meunier, Ayumi Roux

Director - Damien Odoul

Screenplay - Damien Odoul, Natsuki Ikezawa (novel)

Cinematographer - Damien Odoul, Sylvain Rodriguez   

Producers - Andreas Roald, Dan Wechsler, Alexandre Perrier


Damien Odoul was born in 1968 in Le Puy, Haute-Loire, France. Since 1988, he has written and directed seven feature films, including 'Morasseix' (1992), which was selected in Venice Days in 2004, 'Errance', starring Laetitia Casta and Benoît Magimel, 'Le Souffle' ('Deep Breath'), winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Fipresci Award at the 58th Venice Film Festival in 2001, 'La Peur' ('The Fear') which was awarded the Prix Jean Vigot for Best Feature Film in 2015.

He is also a poet; his Poèmes du milieu from 1 to 88 were performed at the Festival d’Avignon and broadcast on France Culture, a French public radio channel. In 2007, he exhibited a video and photographic installation, Virtual fight and lymphatic, at the Kamel Mennour Gallery in Paris. In 2013, Odoul co-founded Sylvart, an experimental and innovative project in which disabled artists are invited to create and live a unique experience linking art brut and the environment.

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