In the last few years Europe has been experiencing a resurgence of nationalist parties. In France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, and Greece political groups are espousing populist identity politics. Among the people attracted to these far right ideas are young people, sometimes very young, who are wide open to ideas that were totally unacceptable just a short while ago. Paola Pisciottano, a director who was a student at the INSAS, investigates this accession of European youth to certain ideals. For three years she has conducted research in four countries questioning the feeling of emptiness that these political movements try to respond to. With EXTREME / MALECANE she sees it from the inside, by meeting and interviewing many, whom she listens to without judgment. 

My approach is to try to go beyond political analysis to be able to grasp the aspects tied to experience, to the feeling of belonging and the emotionality that are the basis for the propagation of fundamental movements. 

This documentary material is given to four actors who hail from countries with rising nationalist extremism. Their personal experiences meld with the words of the young interviewees as well as material culled from the internet. In a raw esthetic the four actors retrace the movement that has led to the recent history.



  • Concept & direction 
    Paola Pisciottano 

    Marios Bellas
    Debora Binci
    Esther Gouarné
    Aymeric Trionfo 

    Direction assistant 
    Michele De Luca 

    Dramaturgy Collaboration 
    Olivier Hespel 
    Olmo Missaglia 

    Technical direction 
    Gaspard Samyn 

    Sibylle Cabello

    Olmo Missaglia
    Meryl Moens
    pour MoDul & bolognaprocess 

    MoDul & bolognaprocess 

  • Coproduction
    Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, L’Ancre - Théâtre Royal, Théâtre Jean Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine, le Réel EnJeu 2018 (Théâtre de La Cité - Marseille, Forum Jacques Prévert - Carros, L’Ancre - Théâtre Royal, Théâtre des Doms - Avignon), Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles-Direction du Théâtre, La Coop asbl & Shelter Prod

    With support from 
    La Bellone Maison du Spectacle, Scarlattine Teatro-Milano, Théâtre Océan Nord, Centre culturel de Chênée, Maison de la création Bruxelles Nord

    Prix Marie-Paule Delvaux Godenne, Programme Jeune Producteur 2018 de MoDul,, ING, 
    Tax-Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral belge.

    With help from
    Ministère de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du Théâtre 

    Le projet est issu d’une recherche documentaire réalisée avec l’aide du Réseau de prise en charge des extrémismes et des radicalismes violents. Centre de Ressources et d’Appui (CREA) de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles 


  • Tuesday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Wednesday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Thursday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Friday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show
  • Saturday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show

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