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In the White City

  • Film
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Time Out Says

Ganz, that great loner of modernist cinema, here plays a Swiss seaman who jumps ship in Lisbon, gets involved with a barmaid, and sends reels of home movies back to his wife. Adrift in the exotic White City, he is robbed and then stabbed, loses the barmaid after a passionate fling, and finally hitting rock bottom he raises the fare home. The home movies, accompanied by Jean-Luc Barbier's beautiful, hard-edged jazz score, terrifyingly reflect the disintegration of a man in flight from himself. But this is no idling tract on alienation, more an intrigue built around silences, blankness, deceptions of space and time. A teasingly simple film that compels and stimulates.
Written by JCo

Release Details

  • Duration:108 mins

Cast and Crew

  • Director:Alain Tanner
  • Screenwriter:Alain Tanner
  • Cast:
    • Bruno Ganz
    • Teresa Madruga
    • Julia Vonderlinn
    • José Carvalho
    • Victor Costa
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