The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

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Michel Houellebecq

Guillaume Nicloux

The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq | Out Now

September 16th 2011. The TV news networks, newspapers, blogs, websites and radio stations are all reporting on one story: star author Michel Houellebecq, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2010, has been abducted.

For the next few days, the news ripples through literary circles and members of the press, feeding buzz and speculation. A brazen kidnapping? An identity crisis? A plan to escape abroad? A schizophrenic delirium?

Partly based on real-life events, blurring the line between fiction and documentary and starring Michel Houellebecq himself, this dark comedy reveals what really happened to the author…