Une sale histoire (1977)
Une sale histoire (1977)

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Une sale histoire

Jean Eustache | France | 1977 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 24 Jul 2024

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The bifurcated structure of this unique film layers “magisterial experiments in staged/performed actuality” (Adrian Martin), with collaboration from Eustache’s friend Jean Nöel-Picq and actors Michael Lonsdale, Laurie Zimmer and Françoise Lebrun. With a title that tellingly translates as “A Dirty Story”, Eustache uses the doubling of a monologue – involving the discovery of a peephole between the men’s and women’s toilets in a Paris restaurant – to deconstruct the nature of oral storytelling, confession, performance and audience perception.

Format: DCP
Language: French with English subtitles
Source: Les Films du Losange
Runtime: 50 mins

Event duration

50 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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