Great! I will use this for my list Directors round Mizoguchi
"I wanted to work in very anonymous apartments to show the situation of exile, the feeling of being nowhere. I used the game of space that I took from the Japanese director Mizoguchi. That’s the kind of space I wanted to use, like Japanese houses where a lot of doors that were open and you never know who was in the other room or how many people live there. Maybe 100, maybe ten people, maybe it’s empty." - Raúl Ruiz
The signs and signifiers of "realism" this film exhibits bely a complex mise-en-scene characterized by a matrix of narrative elements effected by sly camera work laboring in tandem with the naturally occurring specialized spaces of the domestic milieu.