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La Plante humaine

A Feature film by Pierre Hebert

Produced by Arcadia Films

Release in France : 30/04/1997

    Synopsis

    A man whose daily routine is completely governed by television finds himself drawn into a rolling wave of images. The confrontation between these images and the interpret-ations he projects on them raises interesting questions about the cult of the image.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Arcadia Films

    Foreign production company :

    ONF - Office National du Film du Canada

    French distribution :

    POM Films

    Co-production :

    POM Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    POM Films

    Subject

    The place that television occupies in the movie is mainly allegorical. The film presents TV as a sort of public space where all stories and images are gathered together in virtual form—a kind of derisory cosmogony of the real world. The other important facet of the project is about the relationship between the spoken word, written word and picture. In one of his writings, Benveniste pays tribute to language, demonstrating that it would be extremely difficult to illustrate the creation of the world in painting, sculpture or film, whereas in pre-industrial societies, every evening the storyteller recreates the world through the power of language alone. The incorporation of mythical stories into the film prompts questions about the significance of images. (Pierre Hébert)

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Freddy Denaes

    Directors of Photography :

    Pierre Laurent Chenieux, Pierre Stoeber

    Editor :

    Fernand Belanger

    Screenwriters :

    Pierre Hebert, Anne Quesemand

    Sound Recordist :

    Patrick Frederich

    Music Composer :

    Robert Marcel Lepage

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French

    Production year :

    1997

    French release :

    30/04/1997

    Runtime :

    1 h 18 min

    Current status :

    Visa number :

    81.761

    Visa issue date :

    19/03/1997

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Director