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Nathalie Granger (1972)

This art film has no conventional dialog between the main characters. This tells a strangely compelling story of two women in a suburban home who are listening to radio news broadcasts about a missing child in their area.

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Isabelle (as Lucia Bosè)
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Other Woman
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Luce Garcia-Ville ...
Teacher
Valerie Mascolo ...
Nathalie Granger
Nathalie Bourgeois ...
Laurence
Dionys Mascolo ...
Granger
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Paul Berthault
Jean-Michel Carré
Chislain Cloquet
Daniel Cristin
Rémy Duchemin
Geneviève Dufour
Daniel Harlé
Nicole Lubtchansky
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This art film has no conventional dialog between the main characters. This tells a strangely compelling story of two women in a suburban home who are listening to radio news broadcasts about a missing child in their area.

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seriously?
30 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two of the four reviews on this site say in essence, "I'm a fan of minimalist cinema but this is too minimalist." Well, I'm not a fan of minimalist cinema. I wanted to see this movie because Duras wrote Hiroshima Mon Amour, one of the greatest movies of all time, but within twelve minutes I had a very bad feeling. You hear a news report, two women exchange a few words, one makes a phone call, then they clean the kitchen table, slowly and thoroughly, then they go into the kitchen and clean up their, and one makes another phone call, and I'm thinking, is this really the movie? So then I read the four reviews here, two dismissive, two ecstatic (but suggesting that this is a movie where the viewer has to fill in the gaps) and I decided that life is short and 12 minutes of this movie is quite enough.


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