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Philippe Garrel – Le revelateur (1968)

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This film stands out as a fine example of the Zanzibar movement in France, and as a metaphor for the spirit of repression lived during that era. The film itself was recorded mostly near german concentration camps, and the crew had a lot of problems with the police, nonetheless they managed to shoot a really wonderful film, a continous portrait of escape through dark and gray landscapes much to the reminder of the wonderful text by Gorky, which starts: “Last night I was in the Kingdom of Shadows”.


Surreal story of a 4-year old boy (Stanislas Robiolles) and his parents (Bernadette Laffont & Laurent Terzieff) made by Philippe Garrel days after May-1968 and student revolution defeat. His first Zanzibar film, full of fears and despair.

Article about Revelateur in Sences of Cinema by Brad Stevens


Language:Silent (but very french)
Subtitles: No need

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