Delete History

In a provincial suburb, three neighbours come to terms with the consequences of the new world of social media. Marie, who lives off her husband’s family allowance, is afraid of losing her son’s respect because of a sex tape. Bertrand can’t say no to advertising calls and is fighting to protect his daughter, who is being bullied online. Christine, after losing everything because of her addiction to TV series, wonders why her rating as an Uber driver is not taking off. These three lone fighters are incapable of finding a solution to their problems on their own – until they join forces to declare war on the tech giants.

Delete History captures our 21st century reality in a way few other films have: there is neither history nor are there stories, neither left-wing nor right. Instead of a physical boss who enforces our obedience, an invisible, data-spewing cloud controls us and devours our identities. Delete History is an empathetic tribute to those who are “left behind”, who hold up a mirror to us all and our perceptions of reality.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Effacer l’historique
  • Director
    Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
  • Producer
    Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
  • Writers
    Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
  • Photo
    Hugues Poulain
  • Actors
    Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero
  • Playtime
    1 h 50 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    France, Belgium
  • Age limit
    All ages
  • Production
    Les Films du Worso
  • Distributor
    Festivalimport