Rosemonde the Salamander is a young girl who gets by thanks to low-paid jobs of all kinds. She is suspected of attempting to kill the uncle with whom she lives. A journalist and a writer are hired to get to the bottom of this mystery, as the basis for a television film scenario.
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Geneva in b&w two years after the events of May 68 in France. Jean-Luc Godard was in the middle of his Maoïst period and the members of the Group 5 (5 young directors of the French speaking part of Switzerland) proposed their first movies then. This one earned an OCIC award in Berlin. As though it is a little bit verbose at times, The Salamander is nonetheless a must for those of us interested in Swiss cinema.
This one reminds me the adaptation of Peter Handke's books on screen, in the road movie genre. Really love how the three main lost characters finally develops a powerful and quite fatalist vision about consumption society. My type of film as I can refer closely to my own life experience and its wanderings.