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Poetic and aesthetic visit of a large polystyrene factory.

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Alain Resnais

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Raymond Queneau (commentary)
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Pierre Dux ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)
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Sacha Vierny Sacha Vierny ... L'ouvrier
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Poetic and aesthetic visit of a large polystyrene factory.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

May 1959 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A műanyag éneke See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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the "essential" look into molding plastics
17 May 2006 | by sjfasc0See all my reviews

This cinematographic project is as poetic as it is technical in its depiction of the realm of plastics from its extraction from Nature to its final product in modern Civilization. The narration, thanks to R. Queneau, reminds of a mid 50's news real, as featured prior to blockbuster films in France, depicting the glory of Babylon lending a mechanical hand to the so-called imperfect aboriginals. Although this movie is closer to a dry documentary than anything else, a philosophic mind appreciative of essences and existenz will admire the exhaustiveness of the subject matter as well as the keen eye for detail.


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