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Libera me

Libera me

A Feature film by Alain Cavalier

Produced by Ugc

Release in France : 17/11/1993

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Actors (14)

Production and distribution (4)

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Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited

Co-productions :

STUDIOCANAL, Arte France Cinéma, La Sept Cinéma

French distributors :

Fox France, Ugc

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In this film you will see a woman's handkerchief tied around a man's wrist, a well-shaven pig's head, some adolescents who are more inventive than their elders in struggling against oppression...
You will not, however, hear any dialog. Words do not prepare, do not accompany, do not comment upon the action. This is not a silent film, but a film in which the only moment of life retained for the cinematographic spectacle are those where people do not speak.
The spectator will find, perhaps, a greater freedom of interpretation in it and, we hope, a particular pleasure in this.


Point of view

At the question "why aren't there any words in this movie?" Alain Cavalier replied : "There's some moments in a lifetime, there's no need to talk". But, this is not a silent film. This is just about postures, and movements. Camera stays static to catch each little act as a resistance proof (cutting a picture, making a bed, cleaning a glass...) Resistance to oppression, resistance to film... We can think at Pickpocket of Bresson cause all is about acts. And when the camera stops on the glance of an actor (all of them were in social and financial difficulties at the time, no famous actor in the movie), without a word, it pust you deep inside the tragedy of war. It's not only a movie about WW2, it's a movie about all the oppressions, helping the viewer to truly see and to have the courage to face them. A movie shot in studio, with almost no decoration set. Just what they gonna use ("Don't put a gun on stage if you're not going to use it" said a famous theater author).

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Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

René Fauvel

Screenwriters :

Alain Cavalier, Bernard Crombey

Sound Recordist :

Hubert Persat

Editor :

Marie-Pomme Carteret

Production Designer :

Claire Seguin

Sound Mixer :

Vincent Arnardi

Producers :

Louis Becker, Jérome Clément, René Fauvel

Director of Photography :

Patrick Blossier

Assistant Operator :

Catherine Georges

Sound editor :

Marie-Pomme Carteret

Costume designer :

Monic Parelle

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction, Experimental

Sub-genre :

Experimental, Psychological drama

Themes :

The future, Parable

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 17 min

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1993

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1993)


Official Competition