2001-2010Danièle HuilletItalyJean-Marie StraubPoliticsShort Film

Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub – Europa 2005 – 27 octobre (2006)

Europa 2005 – 27 octobre

Shot in Clichy Sous Bois, cauldron of the suburban riots that burned the winter of 2005, and composed of two panoramic shots of the substantion where Bouna and Zyed were killed whilst being pursued by the police. There is no voiceover and only one title to be translated for entire duration of this short: :Chambre a Gaz, Chaise Electrique” or “Gas Chamber, Electric Chair”. These shots and movements are repeated five times.

The Italian producer Enrico Ghezzi commissioned the movie to Straub and Huillet to celebrate Roberto Rossellini’s centenary. Asked to imagine a moment in the life or the death of Ingrid Bergman’s character in Europa ’51 (1952), their reading of Rossellini yielded this political pamphlet about the death of two Parisian youngsters who, chased by the police, hid in a high-voltage electric transformer and burned to death. Less than three weeks later, the banlieus were burning.

74MB | 10m 28s | 320×240 | avi



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