1991-2000ArthouseDramaFranceLeos Carax

Leos Carax – Pierre ou, Les Ambiguïtés [Pola X TV Cut] (1999)

Pierre, a young man of privilege, whose anonymously-published novel is a hit and who’s about to marry his blond cousin, Lucie, abandons all when a dark-haired vagrant tells him her secret late one night in the woods: that she is Isabelle, his sister, abandoned by their father. Pierre breaks off with Lucie and his doting mother, heading for Paris with Isabelle, intent on knowing the dark side of human nature. He begins a novel, sending chapters under a pseudonym to his publisher; his relationship with Isabelle moves beyond the fraternal; and, in winter, the frail Lucie comes to live with them. Family jealousies mount, and Pierre may have discovered despair instead of the truth.

TV Version:
The alternate longer TV version of POLA X entitled “Pierre ou, Les Ambiguïtés”, edited in three episodes with an additional 40 minutes of footage. This version was shown for the first time on September 24, 2001 on Arte German-French TV channel.
“It is not an “extended version” or a “final version” of the film “Pola X”, but a different proposition for television.” – Leos Carax

Episode 1 – A la lumière:

Episode 2 – A l’ombre des lumières:

Episode 3 – Dans le sang:



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button