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.
1968 and 1969 in Paris: during and after the student and trade union revolt. François is 20, a poet, dodging military service. He takes to the barricades, but won't throw a Molotov cocktail... See full summary »
Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment 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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