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Justice or Chaos
Director: Vincent Gaenq
Writer: Vincent Garenq
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
His 2011 sophomore feature Guilty made the pedophilic accusations of The Hunt seem like a cake walk (and is also based on a true story). The acclaimed reception of that film sees him returning to real life injustice, snagging more French notables like Lelouche and Berling to head his cast. If it’s anything like his last film, look forward to a distraught and distressing reenactment.
Gist: A look at the Clearstream case, a politico-financial conspiracy that shook the French Republic in the years 2000.
Release Date: Filming took place last August, so we’re assuming that due to the attention his last film received as well as the subject matter should see this as a prime candidate for a Cannes sidebar, »
- Nicholas Bell
“To describe the spectacle, its formation, its functions and the forces which tend to dissolve it, one must artificially distinguish certain inseparable elements. When analyzing the spectacle one speaks, to some extent, the language of the spectacular itself in the sense that one moves through the methodological terrain of the very society which expresses itself in the spectacle. But the spectacle is nothing other than the sense of the total practice of a social-economic formation, its use of time. It is the historical movement in which we are caught.” – Thesis 11 from Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover (2002) is a genre-bending corporate espionage thriller that takes elements from neo-noir, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (1983), and Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle to depict the final triumph of the image over organic solidarity in late-capitalism. Beginning as a simple thriller about a multinational conglomerate named the Volf Corporation, »
- Cody Lang
2 items from 2014
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