Can Dialectics Break Bricks?

唐手跆拳道
by Kuang-Chi Tu, René Viénet 1h30min France 1973
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Can Dialectics Break Bricks?
by Kuang-Chi Tu, René Viénet

Imagine a kung fu flick in which the martial artists spout Situationist aphorisms about conquering alienation while decadent bureaucrats ply the ironies of a stalled revolution. This is what you'll encounter in René Viénet's's outrageous refashioning of a Chinese fisticuff film. An influential Situationist, director René Viénet's stripped the soundtrack from a run-of-the-mill Hong Kong export and lathered on his own devastating dialogue. A brilliant, acerbic and riotous critique of the failure of socialism in which the martial artists counter ideological blows with theoretical thrusts from Debord, Reich and others.

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Casting

  • Chan Hung Liu : Un homme
  • Ingrid Wu : Une femme
  • Jason Pai Piao : Un homme
  • Jacques Thébault : Une voix-off
  • Patrick Dewaere : Une voix-off
  • And with: Michèle Grellier, Dominique Morin, Raoul Curet, Daniel Galle

Credits

  • Director Kuang-Chi Tu, René Viénet
  • Scenario Kuang Ni
  • Production Compagny René Vienet

Technical information

  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1973
  • Release date for France06/19/1973
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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