A Parisian Philosophy teacher separates from his wife and becomes alienated from the pleasures of his upper middle class life. He has an affair with a 17-year-old girl who is suspected of driving an artist to his death. He finds the simple Cecilia irritating but develops a sexual rapport with her. Slowly the man loses control of his life and becomes increasingly violent in a quest he can't name - a quest that slowly begins to undermine his certainties.
Cédric Kahn is one of the most talented directors of his generation. His 1994 film, Trop de Bonheur, won both the Jean Vigo Prize and the Cannes Festival's Youth Prize. L'Ennui is his third feature film and was selected for the Venice Festival and won the Louis Delluc prize.
Original Languages: French
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 120 min.