For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.

The Shadows

Les Ombres

Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau
France, 1982
Drama, TV Movie


In a public housing suburbs, Pierre convinces himself that his wife loves him while the latter believes to be a great diva. For his part, Frank, rocker at heart, tries to flee as far as is possible this family decaying. Only Natalie, the youngest, seems to have his head on her shoulders.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
The Shadows Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau

What are people saying?

  • josé neves's rating of the film The Shadows

    One of his inaugural films, made for television, where are foreseen some of the immediately future themes of this director, being already a perfect example of his most specific ways: steady shots within enclosed spaces, usually homes, where the enclosure of the frame is approachable to the space that closes the characters. At one point one of the characters asks: "What is Grace?". "Céline" will answer it.

Related films