Le Camion

by Marguerite Duras 1h16min France 1977
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Film details

Le Camion
by Marguerite Duras

In this most talky and personal of films, director Marguerite Duras and actor Gerard Depardieu do an on-camera read-through of a movie script. Occasionally, the director comments about the characters or their motivations, and sometimes the actor does. That's all -- there is no action, there are no location shots, no one pretends to be anything else. The script itself tells about an encounter between a blank-slate of a woman hitchhiker, and a communist truck driver. As the reading progresses, Duras comments bitterly about the failed ideals of communism and the glorious revolution that will probably never happen.

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  • Marguerite Duras : Elle
  • Gérard Depardieu : Lui


  • Director Marguerite Duras
  • Scenario Marguerite Duras
  • Photo director Bruno Nuytten
  • Sound Michel Vionnet
  • Editing Dominique Auvray, Caroline Camus
  • Producer François Barat
  • Production Compagny Auditel, Cinéma 9

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1977
  • Release date for France05/25/1977
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageFrench
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