Le Camion (1977)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In this most talky and personal of films, director Marguerite Duras and actor Gerard Depardieu do an on-camera read-through of a movie script. Occasionally, the director comments about the characters or their motivations, and sometimes the actor does. That's all -- there is no action, there are no location shots, no one pretends to be anything else. The script itself tells about an encounter between a blank-slate of a woman hitchhiker, and a communist truck driver. As the reading progresses, Duras comments bitterly about the failed ideals of communism and the glorious revolution that will probably never happen.

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actor, behind-enemy-lines, director, filmmaker, hitchhiker, truckdriver