La salamandre (1971) AKA The Salamander


Freelance journalist Pierre and his friend Paul, a poet, join forces to pen a screenplay about Rosemonde, who may or not may not have shot her uncle many years earlier. Pierre pursues the facts while Paul begins to create a fictional Rosemonde — that is, until he meets her and oddly finds his creativity fading away. Meanwhile, both men become attracted to the young woman, but find it impossible to discover her true character.

Director: Alain Tanner. AKA The Salamander
Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Denis, Véronique Alain, Marblum Jequier, Marcel Vidal.


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  1. Steves
    October 25, 2019

    Excellent film! Grand work, Jon!

  2. Phil
    October 27, 2019

    Great film. Possibly of interest: John Berger, the novelist and art critic, co-wrote the script with Alain Tanner and they did a few more movies together afterwards.

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