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Sweet Inquest on Violence (1982)

Douce enquête sur la violence (original title)
Kept prisoner by terrorists in an abandoned building in suburbs, a finance worker, Ash, manage to communicate with the outside world because of letters and videos. A film crew go to search him at the same time than police.

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Ash, le financier
Elise Caron ...
France
Jeanne Herviale ...
La vieille dame
Albert Marcoeur ...
Musicien
Emmanuelle Debever ...
Marianne
Claude Duneton ...
Paulo l'aveugle
Nada Strancar ...
La soeur d'un terroriste / Visiteuse de l'appartement
Robert Kramer ...
Le biologiste
Prune Bergé ...
Madame Ash
Mustapha Ami ...
Terroriste
Caro ...
Terroriste
Eva Hiller ...
Terroriste
Zarah Lorelle ...
Terroriste
Claude Hébert ...
Terroriste
Walter Jones ...
Walter
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Kept prisoner by terrorists in an abandoned building in suburbs, a finance worker, Ash, manage to communicate with the outside world because of letters and videos. A film crew go to search him at the same time than police.

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27 October 1982 (France)  »

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A so interesting social analysis

It's a real shame that this movie has never been commented, or I presume more widely released. It exists on VHS, only in France. Such a shame. The tale of an industry big shot, big executive who, after being kidnapped, is kept prisoner in a flat, in a suburb building. But the story is far more complex than it seems to be at first sight. It's not on the same scheme as Costa Gavras's ETAT DE SIEGE, whilst being as interesting, for sure; just different. Another point of view on the society problems. A sort of puzzle, where you have a wide description of characters, different one from each other, that will permit the audience to understand the whole film. Well, maybe... Because, I repeat, I am sure not every one will be able to get the meaning of this feature. Beware, you see in this film some unbearable sequences of animal experiments on live monkey, in a laboratory, where the f... scientists open the poor beast's skull and put some electricity on his brain. We can interpret this as a sort of metaphor to help the understanding of the movie. I mean: is not every one of us the subject of a kind of a sociological, political, brain surgery from the leaders, the rulers, from those who lead our country? I guess that's one lead to understand this complex piece of work. Complex but certainly not uninteresting. Not for all audiences.


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