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Absences répétées AKA Repeated Absences (1972) Film of the Week #290

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Absences répétées AKA Repeated Absences (1972) Film of the Week #290

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Post by Cocoa » July 21st, 2019, 2:15 pm

Film of the Week #290: Absences répétées AKA Repeated Absences (1972)

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Young man Francois Nole works in a Bank. Often skips a walk, and one day he never comes to work. He goes to bed and refuses stand. Francois is a heroin addict, who has lost the joy of life. Nothing could bring him back from the darkness and despair no mother, no friends, no holidays, no love. One day, he suddenly changes,it becomes cheerful and calm...

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#188(NEW) Absences répétées (1972)
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Post by xianjiro » July 25th, 2019, 8:04 am

Wow, guess the French hadn't heard of depression way back in the early 70s. It's unlcear what this dude's so depressed about (his hair?), but it's pretty obvious the way this is going. Clearly stylized to maximize the effect, leaves some area for discussion, especially what causes his depression. Overall it's successful in the creation of a mood and lack of emotion, a lack of emotion that makes it easy to sit by and watch what both doesn't and then finally happens, a lack of emotion that makes it pretty easy to shrug this one off. IDK, I think I'd have done this story differently.

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Post by Cocoa » July 28th, 2019, 4:05 pm

An example of a film that switches between black and white scenes and color scenes.

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