Film

Vive la mort

(Long Live Death)

Histoire(s) du cinéma: Cinéma suisse redécouvert

Switzerland  ·  1969  ·  DCP 4K  ·  Color  ·  79'  ·  o.v. French/Italian

Restored by the Cinémathèque suisse with support from Memoriav.
Screening

Thursday 9 | 8 | 2018, 16:15  ·  Cinema Rialto 1  ·  Sub. English,French

Reusser’s first fiction feature film, which was selected at the very first Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 1969, was shot in September 1968, affected by the events of May, which the young director was heavily involved with. Combining humor, irony and idealism, the filmmaker tells the story of a young couple that is fed up with life and passes through the clichés of paternalistic Switzerland. This biting criticism of contemporary capitalistic society was not consistently well received in Switzerland (where the Heimatfilm parody does not go over well), but it did considerably better in France.

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Director

Francis Reusser

Cast

Françoise Prouvost, Edouard Niermans, André Schmidt, Erika Dänzler

Cinematography

Renato Berta

Music

Patrick Moraz

Screenplay

Patricia Moraz, Francis Reusser

Editing

Françoise Prouvost

Production

Milos Films


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