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Les hommes du port [videorecording] : Une ville à Chandigarh

Alain Tanner.
Video; DVD
In Les hommes du port, Alain Tanner returns to the port city of Genoa where he had worked for a shipping company 40 years before. He shows the world of the dockworker, a trade that has changed through the years as a result of recessions and modernization. Although Genoa is still beautiful, the port is dying as it reflects the economic and social climate in Italy. In Une ville à Chandigarh, Tanner documents the planning of Chandigarh, the modern city that Le Corbusier created in the early 1950s at the foothills of the Himalayas in India. This planned community, with its large residential complexes, university and municipal buildings, is contrasted against life in the impoverished villages that surround it.
Alain Tanner
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118 min.
In French and Italian (1st work) and French (2nd work) with German, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.
Title from disc surface.
Bonus feature: an interview with Alain Tanner.
Related title
Ville à Chandigarh.
Men of the port.
City at Chandigarh.
Trigon-Film DVD-edition
Series statement
Trigon-Film DVD-edition ; 61
Trigon-Film DVD-edition ; 61.
  • Les hommes du port = Men of the port / Les Films du Cyclope ; Pierre-Alain Meier ; Thelma Films ; written and directed by Alain Tanner (1995) (64 min.)
  • Une ville à Chandigarh = A city at Chandigarh / written and directed by Alain Tanner (1966) (54 min.)
Cinematography, Denis Jutzeler ; editing, Monica Goux ; music by Arvo Pärt (1st work).
Switzerland : Trigon-Film, 2006. 1966.
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DVD-Edition 61 Trigon-Film
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.. DVD PAL, region 0, 4:3 aspect ratio.
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