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Tristesse des anthropophages - © Gilbert Gibdouny

Tristesse des anthropophages

A Short film by Jean-Denis Bonan

Production year : 1966


    A New Christ is condemned by his peers to re-enter the maternal stomach and is led chained, while being beaten by a stick, up to the opening which is going to allow him, by diving back there, to have never lived.


    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution

    French distribution :

    Luna Park Films


    A censored movie:
    Tristesse des anthropophages was banned totally and with ban to export by the committee of censorship in January, 1967. The movie is quoted in a long article dedicated to the censorship in France: " the misfortunes of the freedom: a nun, Secretaries, fanatics, man-eaters, etc. ", in Positive, N 88, in October, 1967. The collective A.R.C finances in 1968 the editionof a second 35mm copy.
    Defying the ban, the surrealist Teenager Kyrou and the developer Philippe Joyeux will screen in secret the movie on numerous occasions from 1967. In May, 1968, the short film will be diffused in the cinema 3 Luxembourg occupied by the strikers.
    In April, 2014, the Commission for the classification of works raises the ban by issuing a visa ALL PUBLIC.

    Full credits (11)

    Assistant directors :

    Marco Pauly, Gilles Méridou, César Polonio

    Screenwriter :

    Jean-Denis Bonan

    Camera Operator :

    Yves Gergoff

    Editor :

    Jean-Denis Bonan

    Continuity supervisor :

    Danièle Chauchix

    Music Composer :

    Daniel Laloux

    Producer :

    Jean-Denis Bonan

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard de Battista

    Production Manager :

    Jean Rollin

    Sound Editor :

    Alain-Yves Beaujour

    Production Designers :

    Nicolas Devil, Philippe Ducros

    Technical details

    Short film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    23 min

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    Black & White

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