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The Book of Mary (1986)

Le livre de Marie (original title)
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Short film that serves as a prequel to the Jean-Luc Godard film 'Hail Mary' See more »

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

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A film about Mum and Dad
5 February 2003 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

There is a great quarrel between mother and father all the time.

The best scene in this short movie is, where Marie is hearing the 9 symphony from Gustav Mahler and she is dancing alone in the living room. She wanted to die and is lying on the carpet. This scene told us more about Mahler, than Viscontis film can do. Because, the reason why she wanted to die is not Thomas Manns "Dekadenz" his mixing up between eros and thanathos, his spleen between art and homosexuality. It's more easy and nearer on real life only the difference between her parents, their great conflicts. To miss harmony. She is so sad about it and the music told this too.

I like this short movie, who is in Germany and some other countries only shown together with J.L. Godards "Maria und Josef" (a very good movie about mothering).


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