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Le Fond de L'air Est Rouge [videorecording]: A Grin Without a Cat

a film by Chris Marker
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
Director
Chris Marker
Performers
Narrators: Simone Signoret, Jorge Semprún, Davos Hanich, François Maspero, François Périer, Yves Montand.
Release Date
1977
Run Time
180 min.
Language
In English, French, and Spanish with English voiceovers and English subtitles
Notes
  • Videocassette release of a original 1977 production restored and re-actualized by Marker in 1993.
  • English version produced by Lucia Films, London and Iskra Films, Paris.
Variant Title
Grin without a cat
Related Title
Fragile hands.
Mains fragiles.
From Vietnam to Che's death.
May 1968 and all that.
Severed hands.
Mains coupées.
From the Prague Spring to the Common Program of Government in France.
From Chile to -- to what?
Local Notes
DVDs purchased from Icarus Films here at www.IcarusFilms.com are licensed with Public Performance Rights for non-commercial and educational exhibition when no admission fee is charged. (4/6/12)
Contents
  • Pt. 1. Fragile hands = Les mains fragiles: From Vietnam to Che's death ; May 1968 and all that
  • Pt. 2. Severed hands = Les mains coupées: From the Prague Spring to the Common Program of Government in France ; From Chile to
  • to what?
Credits
Director/writer/editor, Chris Marker ;music, Luciano Berio.
Published
Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, [2002]
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videocassette (180 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC].
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