Le Camion

by Marguerite Duras1h161977France

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

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

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1977
    • French release date : 25 mai 1977
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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