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Twentynine Palms

Directed by Bruno Dumont
France, United States, 2003
  • English, German
  • English, German


David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, stopping in the town of Twentynine Palms. Their trip ends suddenly in a horrible and hideous manner.

Our take

Before his foray into avant-garde slapstick comedy, the surprisingly versatile Bruno Dumont was more infamous for his Bressonian austerity. The gripping Twentynine Palms, very much from this earlier extreme era, finds the French director in Los Angeles, of all places.

Twentynine Palms Directed by Bruno Dumont

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