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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Superfrog's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    The kind of footage you would normally not see and that nobody bothers to publish. The documentation of a provincial industrial family though the excuse of talking about one of its characters.

  2. Korial's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    Literally, the equivalent of porn for sociologists and ethnographers.

  3. dionysus67's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    A chronicle of a protestant family in early 20th century Switzerland this intriguing film centeres on the figure of the patriarch whose Protestant ethic of renunciation and diligence at work is reconstructed by the narratives of his daughters. Maybe it lacks the caesuras of the avant-garde French documentary, but, overall, it is an authentic piece that raises important issues on memory, history and biography. Good.

  4. José Neves's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    PC. An exemplary film in its use of direct and subsequently off sound, without excessive or overused music. A Rouch's collaborator, this film is, however, more closer to a narrative Marker, with the recurrence of a memory that evokes spaces, times and different and concomitant characters. Interesting the idea that a dead character can be represented by/is a succession of still images with her own voice.

  5. The Accidental Film Club (Paul)'s rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    A Proustian, Joycean time capsule of a film. Quietly epic. Lovely.

  6. Dogville59's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    Being Swiss-Canadian and having moved to Canada when I was 3 and growing up in a Swiss French Protestant family I can relate to this documentary and found it to be quite an accurate description of the ways and values that were instilled in me from my parents.

  7. Juan Carlos's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    no conseguí ver la peli, no sé qué le ocurría al streaming

  8. siobhantebbs's rating of the film Death of the Grandfather or: the Sleep of the Just

    Such fondness for someone who used them as child slave labourers definitely puts things into perspective. Just like the grandfather's work ethic, this film's steady, slow, unwavering commitment to its central subject can be labouring and intense at times - but it pays off.