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402 Ratings

The Life of the Dead

La vie des morts

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
France, 1991


Arnaud Desplechin’s sophomore medium feature film already shows his concern about family as a center for his cinematic reflection, and reveal his mise en scène choices as well as his favorite actors’ troupe.

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The Life of the Dead Directed by Arnaud Desplechin

Critics reviews

This thematic preoccupation is carried over from Desplechin’s fifty-minute The Life of the Dead (1991), which, for both its rarity and its painfully resonant command of mood, ranks among the highest priorities in the Film Society’s week-long Desplechin retro. A movie in mourning in which an extended family comes together after a suicide attempt, Life of the Dead originates signature images from the Desplechin to come.
March 08, 2016
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