Author Topic: Alain Tanner  (Read 758 times)

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Alain Tanner
« on: January 25, 2021, 04:25:46 PM »
Any fans? I saw Charles, Dead or Alive the other day on Mubi and thought it was excellent. Just my kind of film.

Any recommendations on what I should watch next?

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Re: Alain Tanner
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 04:30:28 PM »
only seen La Salamandre, which is pretty good, strongly influenced by the nouvelle vague and Bulle Ogier is always wonderful

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Re: Alain Tanner
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 05:50:05 PM »
Thanks, I'll watch that second. Were him and John Berger bessies or something?

Re: Alain Tanner
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2021, 10:44:39 AM »
Tanner is brilliant, there's no other director who makes films that are about politics that feel so effortless and natural and un-preachy. I've only seen Charles and Jonah Who Will Be 25 In The Year 2000, but both are great. Jonah (co-written by John Berger) is definitely worth watching: it inspired The Big Chill and Return of the Secaucus Seven, but is much better and more politically astute than either, about a bunch of former young radicals who've all settled on different paths in the mid 70s. It also features adorable French actor Miou-Miou singing a song about the oppression of the masses, and an entertainingly awful teacher who gets fired for telling his class he wants a threesome. Plus lots of vegetable farming and tomfoolery.

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