La vallée fantôme (1987)


An ageing writer Paul is determined to make a film but he cannot decide on the subject or location. Instead, he chooses to concentrate his efforts on finding the actress who will star in the film, believing that she will define the lead character and content of the film. He recruits a young man, Jean, to try to find an Italian actress, Dara, whom he has lost sight of. Jean finds Dara in a small Italian town, serving in a modest restaurant, but she refuses to return to acting…

Director: Alain Tanner.
Writer: Alain Tanner.
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jacob Berger, Laura Morante, Caroline Cartier, Raymond Serra, Jane Holzer, Françoise Michaud, Albane Guilhe, Anouk Grinberg, Véronique Chobaz, Vincent Tolédano, Michel Rossy, Michel Viala.

1987 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.


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  1. Mickey B.
    January 7, 2022

    Always thrilled to see an Alain Tanner film posted on the site. More, please!

  2. Yousra
    March 6, 2022

    Please, More Jean-Louis Trintignant movies!

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