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Promotional poster
Directed by Patrice Chéreau
Written by Patrice Chéreau
Anne-Louise Trividic
Starring Romain Duris
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Hiam Abbass
Music by Éric Neveux
Cinematography Yves Cape
Edited by François Gédigier
Distributed by Mars distribution
Release date
  • 5 September 2009 (2009-09-05) (Venice Film Festival)
  • 9 December 2009 (2009-12-09) (France)
Running time
100 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $1.7 million[1]

Persécution is a 2009 romantic-drama film directed by Patrice Chéreau. It stars Romain Duris, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jean-Hugues Anglade. It premiered on 5 September 2009 at the 66th Venice International Film Festival where it was nominated for the Golden Lion.


Daniel, 35, is haunted by a stranger who regularly breaks into his house and spies on him. One day, the stranger, a seemingly harmless middle-aged man, confronts Daniel and tells him that he is the man of his life. Daniel is shocked by the admission and tells the stranger to stay away. Daniel has a girlfriend, Sonia, whom he persecutes yet also worships. Sonia prioritizes her career before her relationship with Daniel and ignores his needs.[2]


Award and nominations[edit]

Anglade, Chéreau and Duris at the Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

César Awards


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  2. ^ Synopsis Films de France. Retrieved on 11 December 2010

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