A celebrated author’s career detonates after his vicious online alter-ego is exposed, in Laurent Cantet’s drama about the precarity of being both French and Arab in modern Paris. Who is this Karim D? The new young writer whom the media can't get enough of? Or his alias, Arthur Rambo, the author of old hate-fueled messages which are dredged up, one day, from social media websites?
Laurent Cantet was born in Melle, Deux-Sèvres, France. He graduated from the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques and worked as a cinematographer and assistant director before making his feature-film debut, Ressources humaines in1999. Many of his films screened at international film festivals including L’Emploi du temps (2001), Vers le sud (2005), Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (2012), and Retour à Ithaque (2014).
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