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Film with Introduction: Celebration of the French Language

31. March 2020 | 20:15 - 22:00

CHARLES MORT OU VIF  Charles, Dead or Alive

Switzerland 1969. Director: Alain Tanner
Cast: François Simon, Marie-Claire Dufour, Marcel Robert. 92 mins. DCP. Original language version with German subtitles.

A fifty-year-old factory owner is interviewed by television on the occasion of the anniversary of his company. During the interview, the industrialist becomes aware of the falseness of his previous lifestyle, leaves his home and family and decides to change his life – much to the chagrin of his children. In his feature film debut, Alain Tanner tells the story of disillusionment and won the main prize in Locarno for it in 1969.

Introduction: Vinzenz Hediger (Goethe University)

Restored by the Cinémathèque suisse with the support of Memoriav and RTS, in collaboration with Renato Berta, the L‘Immagine Ritrovata restoration lab (Bologna) and the Association Alain Tanner.

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31. March 2020
20:15 - 22:00
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