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Out 1, Noli Me Tangere - Episodes 3 & 4

Directed by Jacques Rivette
France, 1971
Drama
  • French
  • English
A New Wave Epic: Jacques Rivette's "Out 1"

Synopsis

Two theatre troupes rehearse Aeschylus. A young deaf-mute wants to uncover a mysterious secret society. A young woman seduces men in order to rob them. As the characters’ paths crisscross throughout the film’s puzzle-box structure, a portrait of post-May ’68 Paris and its dashed dreams emerges.

Our take

The show must go on! We get deeper into the mysterious wonders of this impossible object, a monumental work that resists pigeonholing as much as it defies storytelling, whose plot seems to be shaped as a hidden secret. In Rivette’s words: “the film swallows everything up and finally auto-destructs.”

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