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Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind (Journal de ma tête) (2018)




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A few minutes before coldly slaughtering his father and mother, Benjamin Feller, a seemingly no-nonsense 18-year-old, sends his diary to his French teacher in which he confesses and explains his double murder. The teacher finds herself questioned by the courts and soon faces her own doubts. And what if his taste for literature haunted by the torments of the human soul had blinded him to the distress of his pupil, and to what was hidden behind the feverish prose he had read to him long before his crime?


Critic Reviews for Shock Waves - Diary of My Mind (Journal de ma tête)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

[A] short, riveting exploration of adolescent psychosis, teacherly responsibility, and the moral minefield that connects them.

March 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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This intelligent, economical study carries its literary and philosophical influences with grace, and achieves a provocative thrust and an emotional power all the more effective for its tone of detachment.

March 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Eschewing the hysteria and salaciousness favoured by similar true-crime dramas, Meier once again relies upon her humanistic impulses to depict the violence of Benjamin's acts as revelatory rather than something to be exploited for cheap thrills.

February 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Shocking in a good way.

February 21, 2018 | Full Review…

When things get a bit more interesting, Diary of My Mind takes its leave of its two troubled souls.

July 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In just seventy minutes, she manages to explore the headspace of these two individuals without ever conducting a thorough psychological assessment; there's a bold refusal to offer easy answers.

November 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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