14-20 November 2016

L'Enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq)

Guillaume Nicloux

  • L'Enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (Guillaume Nicloux)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Les Films du Worso / L'Enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq


In September 2011, while on the promotional tour for his latest novel, The Map and the Territory, writer Michel Houellebecq briefly disappeared off the face of the earth. Wild rumours began circulating on the internet that he’d been abducted by Al-Qaeda or aliens from outer space. This film now reveals what really happened. “Houellebecq’s performance is hilarious. He is a sulky but submissive child, incessantly whining for cigarettes. I hesitate to say it, but … a star is born!” —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


  • Country France
  • Year 2014
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 92 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language French
  • Subtitles Spanish, Spanish
  • Production company Les Films du Worso
  • Producer Sylvie Pialat
  • Screenplay Guillaume Nicloux
  • Photography Christophe Offenstein
  • Editor Guy Lecorne
  • Actors Michel Houellebecq, Mathieu Nicourt, Maxime Lefrançois


Berlinale Forum Tribeca Film Festival - Jury Prize


Tuesday 15, 19.00 h — Institut Francès de Barcelona