A young film director is turning a movie with his friend Christa (reminds us of the real-life relationship between Garrel and Nico). In the film-within-the-film there are two couples, one ...
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Four chapters based on the birth of a 'secret child', or a film, with chapter titles: "La séction Césarienne" (Caesarian section: a descriptive detail introducing the mother); "Le dernier ... See full summary »
Henri de Maublanc,
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.
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 »
Hélène is unhappy with her marriage but finds some comfort and relief with Paul, a young art student. They reflect on their differences of age, backgrounds and also what truly connects them... See full summary »
A 4-year-old child is the element from and around which the action develops, and brings sentiments and emotions to light. The French word révélateur" describes the prodedure to develop or "reveal" film negatives.
Middle-aged artistes provide the focus of this drama filmed in black and white. The story is set in Paris around the time of the Gulf War. Paul is an actor leading a drab directionless ... See full summary »
Johanna ter Steege
A young film director is turning a movie with his friend Christa (reminds us of the real-life relationship between Garrel and Nico). In the film-within-the-film there are two couples, one real, one imagined , and the film - told through five dreams - is as much the story of a film on-production, as the birth of a child.Written by
black and white urban art house stuff with a detached plot
I watched this on a rainy, grey afternoon which was kind of a perfect backdrop for this fairly dreary movie. Nothing really happens, prolonged and largely meaningless scenes led us nowhere and the convoluted notion of a film within a film was a pretty dull affair all round. The characters all seemed to have undergone a personality bypass and the screenplay never gave them any assistance in recovering from that trauma. I gave it a six rating as the cinematography made the film worth watching. A Parisian setting in grainy black and white that had a feel of the fifties more than the mid eighties meant that I could let that wash over me whilst I was waiting for a plot to reveal itself. Or for a character to do something interesting rather than smoke heavily looking pensive. But what about? Shame really as there was potential for something far better.
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