L'imitation du cinéma (Marcel Mariën, 1959)
The Imitation of Cinema
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L'imitation du cinéma (Marcel Mariën, 1959)
Language
Taal
Langue
French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
English, Dutch
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
36'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

A young man receives the book The Imitation of Jesus Christ from a priest. His reading of the book induces an ardour for one single wish: to be crucified himself. As he cannot find a cross large enough for him in any shop, he orders one from a carpenter. In the meantime he dwells through the red light district, where he meets a prostitute who also turns out to be a cross merchant. He has a nocturnal adventure with her. The next day, he picks up the cross from the carpenter and begins his own calvary.

“To only speak about Mariën’s work in terms of transgression, seems then to be missing the point and neglect the light, often pun-like humor which disarms the violence inflicted by transgression. As we saw, Mariën seems more interested in moving between two terms, or following a side-track, than with the actual crossing of boundaries.”  

Mieke Bleyen

“The images of dream, of the spirit, are ideal surfaces, that is to say without a reverse side, without anything ‘verso’. Their depth lies in their extent, their succession and their surpassing.” 

Marcel Mariën

Language
Taal
Langue
French
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
English, Dutch
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
36'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Conrad Altenloh, Paul Bourgoignie, Suzanne Bourgoignie, Josette Brunet, Léo Dohmen, Jane Graverol, Tom Gutt, Wout Hoeboer, Ulysse Pétiau, Geo Ramusse, Serge Treblich
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Marcel Mariën
Image
Beeld
Image
R.V.V. Leichspar, Léo Dohmen, Jane Graverol, Serge Treblich
Sound
Geluid
Son
Henri Vaume
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Marcel Mariën
Music
Muziek
Musique
André Souris