exground filmfest | 24 | wiesbaden | 11-20 nov 2011


filmfest > program > int - international > heat wave


by Jean-Jacques Jauffret
France 2011 Digital Betacam 92 min. OV Engl. ST

tue 15 nov  22.00 h  Murnau Filmtheater <Ticketreservation>

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A modern drama freely based on real events. One sweltering afternoon in the south of France, five lives intersect: those of Stéphane and Luigi, two cousins barely out of adolescence, Georges, a retired worker, Amelie, Luigi’s girlfriend, and Anne, Amelie’s mother. Five mundane lives full of hurts, humiliations, fears and fatigue which converge on a tragedy. Very much in the way that Tarantino revisited the same scenes in PULP FICTION and JACKIE BROWN, but added new angles and bits of information each time, Jauffret presents a series of realistic vignettes – checking out groceries, waiting for the bus, playing soccer in the courtyard. Amelie’s grumpy desperation is soon explained by the fact that she may be pregnant, while Luigi nearly sets his father’s factory on fire before he decides to live with his mom in Italy, meeting up with Amelie to break the bad news.


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