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The Venerable W.

The Venerable W.

A Feature film by Barbet Schroeder

Produced by Les Films du Losange

Release in France : 07/06/2017

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Production and distribution (5)

Executive Producer :

Les Films du Losange

Foreign production companies :

Bande à part Films, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

French distribution :

Les Films du Losange

Co-production :

Arte France Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Les Films du Losange


"The Venerable W." by Barbet Schroeder is the last instalment in the director’s "Trilogy of Evil", which began with General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait (1974), and continued with Terror’s Advocate (Certain Regard Cannes 2007 and winner of the César for Best Documentary in 2008). This time the director goes to Burma, into the heart of everyday racism, to explore how Islamophobia and hate speech transforms itself into violence and destruction in a country that is 90 percent Buddhist - the world's most peaceful of religions, founded on a tolerant, non-violent way of life.

Videos (2)


The Venerable W.

Trailer (French Subs)


The Venerable W.

Trailer (English version)

Photos (3)

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Margaret Menegoz

Foreign Producer :

Lionel Baier

Director of photography :

Victoria Clay

Press Attaché (film) :

Tony Arnoux

Music Composer :

Jorge Arriagada

Screenwriter :

Barbet Schroeder

Voice :

Bulle Ogier

Sound Recordist :

Florian Eidenbenz

Editor :

Nelly Quettier

Sound Mixer :

Florian Eidenbenz

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland

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Nationality :

Majority French (France, Switzerland)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1