Cinematographic poem in the form of variations on the theme of Robinson, a utopian fable loosely based on the novel by Daniel Defoe, who speaks primarily of solitude: the enormous weakness of the modern man facing loneliness is not that of the eighteenth century hero.
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Sous forme d'un lancinant poème cinématographique, une approche de la solitude sensitive et rigoureuse, entre douloureuse stupeur existentielle et insidieuse folie quotidienne, dans une sophistication narrative quelquefois pesante et sophistiquée... www.cinefiches.com
It's not necessary to speak French to understand this film about solitude like that of Robinson Crusoe. One can feel one's way through each scene. What would I do, feel, think, see, want? How would I descend into the hermit's madness? It's archetypal--John the Baptist or Francis of Assisi. One may long for solitude, but not this extreme, the polar opposite to our world. Yet this film puts life into perspective.