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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacques Bidou ...
Vincent
Anne Kravz-Tarnavsky ...
La femme de Vincent
Narda Blanchet ...
La mère de Vincent
Radslav Kinski ...
Le père de Vincent
Dato Tarielachvili ...
Nicolas, l'aîné de Vincent (as Dato Tarielashvili-Iosseliani)
Adrien Pachod ...
Gaston, le cadet de Vincent
Pascal Chanal ...
Michel, le voisin
Myriam Laidouni-Denis ...
La femme de Michel
Laura-Kay Monnet ...
La fille de Michel
Nicolas Ponthus ...
Le fils de Michel
Pierre Tricaud ...
Le père de Michel
Armand Chagot ...
Le frère de Michel
Vincent Douhadji ...
Le fermier
Anne-Jacqueline Bousch ...
La bonne
Anna Lamour-Flori ...
L'amie de Nicolas
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A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent paints; some of what he sees is artifice. The sounds are of trains, boats, factory horns, and people singing. Men watch women, sometimes priests join in the looking, sometimes not. A crocodile appears in a garden. With money his father gives him, Vincent takes a journey to Venice. He sees the city from a roof top, the view is a gift from a friend. One of his sons hang-glides with a girl friend. Vincent comes home to go back to work. What is it to taste wine and to be alive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This great film by Ioseliani was reviewed by many amateurs on this site, and, perhaps, that is why, I'm writing this short review. What Ioseliani offers is not simply a social commentary or an act of rebellion against every day life, but an evocative examination of monotonous, lonely state of being deprived of basic human necessities(such as friends... and so many other elements.) Characters are lonely despite of their social standings and "forbidding" rules oppress everybody, as well.("No smoking" at factories, "no drinking" in households and so on.) In this film everything is done for a reason and everything makes sense; if some reviewers don't think so, I would suggest them to watch the film one more time or to start writing reviews for other films... there are so many on this website.


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