by Marina de Van 0h131998France
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Created after two very impressive undergraduate short films, this first film produced by Marina De Van (the then writing and acting accomplice of François Ozon) confidently ventured into the realm of fantastical ambiguity while offering a thrilling examination of the status of the fictional character (all that founds and characterises it). Basing rigorous staging on strict questions of perspectives and gazes, the filmmaker added an acerbic social critique to the fantastic basis of the narrative, eventually situating her troubling film somewhere between Polanski’s The Tenant and Buñuel’s films of the 1970s.

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On her birthday, Juliette is too sad to be worried about the strange cleaning lady who imitates her every move and lusts after her clothing.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Directed by : Marina de Van
    • Screenplay : Marina de Van
    • Costumes : Christine Chauvet
    • Editor : Gilda Fine
    • Sound engineer : Philippe Amouroux
    • Producing company : Arte France Cinéma
    • Productrice : Laurence Farenc
    • Décor : Emmanuel Marais
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1998
    • French release date : 15 juin 1998
    • Category :
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : Français

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