The familiar conflicts of a film director planning to make a movie about his life and the confrontation he has with his wife, an actress who was turned down for such project in which she wanted to play herself.
As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.
Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone. Inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles and... See full summary »
'Petit Tailleur' (= French for 'small tailor') borrows a lot from the 'Nouvelle vague' film-trend, dating from the early 19-Sixties.
Back then, 'Nouvelle vague' (= French for 'new wave') significantly changed the way of filming. By using a pessimistic tone, suggesting that mankind is unable to change its destiny. By emphasizing on moods and impressions instead of on a solid storyline. By an extended use of close-ups. By a black-and-white shooting, contradicting the glorious colors from the previous decade.
All these elements return to 'Petit Tailleur', making it to an enjoyable gem of 45-minutes length. The only com temporary element I could discover was the behavior of female lead Lea Seydoux: she behaves much more independently than her sisters from the 19-Sixties.
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