Edouard Louis was only 21 years old when his novel The end of Eddy was published, and was a resounding success. Sold out in bookshops from the first day of its release, the book features in the best sellers, and ils translated into thirty foreign languages. The young man is invited to the media, and beyond his work as a writer, his career path and his rather charismatic personality do not leave anyone indifferent. He has since published two other books (History of the violence and Who killed my father) with the same success, and today, at 26, he travels the world for readings, conferences and debates. His works are adapted to the theatre, in France and abroad. A life far from Picardy village where he grew up, in more than precarious conditions, which he describes in his first novel. Between Hallencourt and Paris, a complete moult has been accomplished. The offspring of the Picardy sub-proletarians has become a star of the literary world. This film aims to tell the story of this transformation.
Édouard Louis, or the transformation