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The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1978)
"L'hypothèse du tableau volé" (original title)

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Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Rougeul ...
The collector
Chantal Paley ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Jean Raynaud ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Daniel Grimm ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Isidro Romero ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Bernard Daillencourt ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Jean-Damien Thiollier ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Alix Comte ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Christian Broutin ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Guy Bonnafoux ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Tony Rödel ...
Personnage des Tableaux (as Tony Rodel)
Pascal Lambertini ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Jean Narboni ...
Personnage des Tableaux
Vincent Skimenti ...
Personnage des Tableaux (as Vincent Schimenti)
Anne Desbois ...
Personnage des Tableaux
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Two narrators, one seen and one unseen, discuss possible connections between a series of paintings. The on-screen narrator walks through three-dimensional reproductions of each painting, featuring real people, sometimes moving, in an effort to explain the series' significance. Written by <mbcohn@earthlink.net>

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4 April 1979 (France)  »

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A hipótese do quadro roubado  »

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My first Ruiz
29 June 2009 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I must say I was impressed the cinematography was amazing, the frames close to perfection and the way he built up the tension around a subject that sound more like a dreadful bore is beyond be.

The film is about two narrators, one seen, one unseen. They are both trying to explain the significant of a series of painting that caused a scandal a long time back. The film is all about theories and explanations of views but the conclusion is quite shocking I must say. Definitely a film that deserves more than it's 171 votes.

With only 66 minutes to play out it's plot the film still felt like a complete work. Fantastic direction! I must say far better than Blood of the Poet which it for some strange reason remind me a bit of.

I suppose you can call it by the slang word "artsy". It's pretty much just a lot of professional talk about various theories and stunning visual effects but the crew and Ruiz did pull it off. At least for me. An amazing film.


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