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Mediterranean (1963)

Méditerranée (original title)
A short film documenting the seas and shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

Director:

Jean-Daniel Pollet

Writer:

Philippe Sollers (text)
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A short film documenting the seas and shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Edited into Film socialisme (2010) See more »

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Suite Orchestrale (Thèmes Génériques)
Written and Conducted by Antoine Duhamel
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morbid & illuminate feeling
5 May 1999 | by GrégorySee all my reviews

One of the most incredible attempt of the cinema's history. 40 minutes and a single subject (glorious ambition) : how to film the Méditeranée ? Pollet built a space of sensation, putting things in line without explicit intentions. He didn't film himself more than a half of this movie, he has just ordering things (antique ruins, corrida, dead girl after the operation, factory, Horus) according with his own obsessions : darkness, morbid & illuminate feeling, chaos ('when there is life, there is death and there is chaos' he seems to say) and pain. In France, Pollet was considered as a great film director after it - he gave a shock. We can't believe he's unknown in other country so, react !


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Language:

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