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Photo of Alain Tanner
Photo of Alain Tanner

Alain Tanner

“My films have always represented a balancing act between those films whose objective is the discourse, the concept, and those which start from the material, from emotions, behaviour and locations.”

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    CHARLES, DEAD OR ALIVE

    Alain Tanner Switzerland, 1969

    For his 1969 feature debut, director Alain Tanner (In the White City) transplants the revolutionary spark and spirit of May ‘68 to his native Switzerland, intelligently examining a man’s attempt to trade his comfortable bourgeois life for the counterculture. Winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard!

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    NO MAN'S LAND

    Alain Tanner Switzerland, 1985

    In a sleepy town on the edge of the French-Swiss border, dreams are fated to evaporate. Featuring an atmospheric soundscape made of disco tunes, twinkling cow bells, and a gentle piano score, Alain Tanner’s portrait of rural desperation is misty with a yearning for urban excitement and prosperity.

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