Reverse-Engineering Murder: Editing “Anatomy of a Fall”


Anatomy of a Fall editor Laurent Sénéchal has been working as an editor because the early 2000s and is well-known for his collaborations with Oscar® nominees Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, collaborating with Justine 4 occasions (three narrative options, one documentary) and Harari 5 occasions (two narrative options together with Onoda: 10,000 Nights within the Jungle, opening Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2021, and three shorts) over the course of his profession.  For this newest movie, Laurent had the pleasure of working with each Triet and Harari, with Justine as director and Arthur as co-writer.

Plot Summary for Anatomy of a Fall

Anatomy of a Fall tells the story of a celebrated author who’s placed on trial when her husband falls to his loss of life from their secluded chalet. What begins as a homicide investigation quickly turns into a gripping journey into the depths of a damaging marriage. The movie premiered on the Cannes Film Festival in 2023, the place it received the Palme d’Or. Anatomy of a Fall additionally acquired Oscar® nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay, and received two Golden Globes for Best Non-English Language Motion Picture and Best Screenplay.

In our dialogue with Anatomy of a Fall editor Laurent Sénéchal, we speak about:

  • Joining Justine
  • Influencing the viewers for unseen characters
  • Turning a thriller into Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Putting a standpoint on the flashbacks
  • VFX for vomit

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Editing Anatomy of a Fall

MF: This is your fifth mission, I consider, with Justine Triet going again to 2010. Tell me the way you first met, as a result of no matter introduced you two collectively has labored out properly for each of you. 

Laurent Sénéchal: It’s not the fifth one, but it surely’s the fourth one. And amongst these, we solely did her three newest function movies. Justine’s first function movie was edited by another person after which she got here again to me after one documentary we did all collectively.