Out 1 - Noli me tangere

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Out 1 - Noli me tangere

Jacques Rivette
F, 1970, 1990
769min, OmdU

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Out 1 - Noli me tangere

Jacques Rivette
F, 1970, 1990
, 769min, OmdU

Cast: 
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Colin
Juliet Berto
Frédérique
Michèle Moretti
Lili
Michael Lonsdale
Thomas
Bernadette Lafont
Sarah
Bulle Ogier
Pauline/Emilie
Françoise Fabian
Lucie
Hermine Karagheuz
Marie
Screenplay: 
Jacques Rivette
Suzanne Schiffmann
Sound: 
René-Jean Bouyer
Camera: 
Pierre-William Glenn
Editor: 
Nicole Lubtchansky
Composer: 
Jean-Pierre Drouet

Production: 
Sunchild Productions, Les Films du Losange
Format: 
16 mm
Color and Black/White

If there is a movie equivalent of reading Proust it’s likely to be found in the films of the French New Wave veteran Jacques Rivette. And in the annals of monumental cinema there are few objects more sacred than OUT 1 – NOLI ME TANGERE. shot in the spring of 1970, this fabled colossus owes its stature not just to its immodest duration but also to its rarity. Commissioned and then rejected by French television, the film had its premiere in september 1971, at the Maison de la Culture in Le Havre before receding into obscurity. Rivette uses documentary techniques – uninflected observation, unscripted situations – not to capture reality but to generate fiction. For Rivette, narratives – or, more precisely, our hunger for them – can be dangerous. His fondness for shadowy conspir acies and paranoid fantasies, which owes a debt to balzac and the sinis ter daydreams of the silent-era serialist Louis Feuillade, dates to his first feature, PARIS NOUS APPARTIENT (1960). With OUT 1 he found the perfect match of form and content, an outsize canvas for a narrative too vast to apprehend. (Dennis Lim)

In the presence of Jean-Pierre Léaud and Stephane Tchalgadjieff.