MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,642 this week

Le révélateur (1968)

 |  Drama  |  1968 (France)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 283 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 8 critic

A 4-year-old child is the element from and around which the action develops, and brings sentiments and emotions to light. The French word "révélateur"/developper describes the product to develop or "reveal" film negatives.)

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 500 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 10 Apr 2013
 
a list of 586 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 
a list of 200 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Le révélateur" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Le révélateur (1968)

Le révélateur (1968) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Le révélateur.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The familiar conflicts of a film director planning to make a movie about his life and the confrontation he has with his wife, an actress who was turned down for such project in which she wanted to play herself.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Brigitte Sy, Philippe Garrel, Louis Garrel
Jealousy (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Anna Mouglalis, Rebecca Convenant
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Louis Garrel, Clotilde Hesme, Julien Lucas
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An engineer's wife returns home with a lost teenager. A man posing as her dad tries to get her back, causing the engineer to recall his youth as a revolutionary, obscured by dreamlike disruptions of time and space, fantasy and reality.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
Stars: Mariko Okada, Kaizo Kamoda, Naho Kimura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Clotilde Courau, Vimala Pons, Stanislas Merhar
Les Mistons (1957)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During the hot summer, 5 kids, "Les Mistons", spy on two lovers. They follow Gerard and Bernadette everywhere. Les Mistons send a suggestive postcard to Bernadette once Gerard is away. But ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Gérard Blain, Bernadette Lafont, Michel François
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The once-happy marriage between brooding painter Frederic and his movie-star wife Angele hits the rocks when another couple joins them on a Roman holiday.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Monica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallette
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Biographical film about Jean Seberg, losely based on Nitschz's Anti-Christ.

Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Jean Seberg, Nico, Tina Aumont
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Philippe Garrel
Stars: Denise Chiabaut, Guillaume Laperrousaz, Françoise Reinberg
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness.

Director: Bernard Queysanne
Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Ludmila Mikaël
Cinétracts (1968)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A series of 41 documentary shorts, directed (without credit) by several famous French filmmakers and each running between two and four minutes. Each "tract" espouses a leftist political ... See full summary »

Directors: Jean-Denis Bonan, Gérard Fromanger, and 7 more credits »
L'héritage de la chouette (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: André Dussollier, Daniel Andler, Theodoros Angelopoulos
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stanislas Robiolles ...
The Child
Laurent Terzieff ...
The Father
Bernadette Lafont ...
The Mother
Edit

Storyline

A 4-year-old child is the element from and around which the action develops, and brings sentiments and emotions to light. The French word "révélateur"/developper describes the product to develop or "reveal" film negatives.)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1968 (France)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l'univers (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Haunting avant-garde work
8 June 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This movie begins with a shot that I will never forget. An androgynous child, sharply illuminated in an almost totally dark space, sits on a bunk in what appears to be a bedroom. The door opens and a man appears, in silhouette against the light behind him. The camera pans down to find a young woman, her face ghostly, sitting in the foreground, staring zombie-like before her. None of the characters is looking at the other. The man crouches down, puts a cigarette in the woman's mouth and attempts, in vain, to light it. (What would French films be without cigarettes?) The man then removes an enormously long cigarette from his pocket, puts one end in his own mouth and the other end in the woman's, and lights the middle of the thing, whereupon it splits apart into *two* cigarettes. (Shades of "Now Voyager"!) The adults rise and leave the room; the child is alone. What makes the scene memorable is the eerie silence (the film was shot without a sound track) and the ultra-high contrast black-and-white photography, by Michel Fournier, that makes the whole movie seem like the recording of some primitive rite. This short picture is notorious for having been shot while the entire adult cast and crew was high on LSD, which is not surprising, given its strangeness. What is surprising is the extraordinary maturity of its imagery and technique: though the director was only twenty when it was made, it feels like the work of a master. The night scenes in the forest are incredible, not least because Bernadette Lafont's eerie eyes and loping gait provide an amazingly disturbing image of schizophrenia (or else she was having a very bad trip). Though cars and other humans are occasionally glimpsed, the family appears utterly isolated, and there is an apocalyptic sense to the whole film (hence, presumably, the film's title, which evokes St. John the Apostle and the end of the world). The total love and devotion which the family members long to express for one another, and their simultaneous alienation from themselves and each other, give the picture its poignancy. Directed by Philippe Garrel, who is most famous for his relationship with the singer-songwriter Nico, this is the obscurest of obscure masterpieces.


20 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone have a copy of this? clivecrump
Discuss Le révélateur (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?