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In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1978)

A Latin palindrome is the title of Guy Debord's last film, in which he, as narrator, explains that he will make neither concessions to the tastes of his viewers nor to the dominant ideas of... See full summary »

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Guy Debord

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Guy Debord

Star:

Duygu Erkan
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Duygu Erkan Duygu Erkan ... Atesin etrafinda donen kiz (uncredited)
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A Latin palindrome is the title of Guy Debord's last film, in which he, as narrator, explains that he will make neither concessions to the tastes of his viewers nor to the dominant ideas of his day. After extensively insulting the audience that goes to the cinema to forget its heteronomous life, the film becomes autobiographical, using images from the world of spectacle: advertising brochures, clips from feature films (Les enfants du paradis), comics, aerial footage of Paris, tracking shots through Venice, photographs of friends - all commented on by Debord, with an at times melancholy undertone: "This Paris no longer exists." His assessment is that one of the great pleasures of his life has been the sensation of the passage of time, and as a witness to the disintegration of social order, he has loved his epoch. Written by patriot

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The movie's trailer contains a tongue-in-cheek typewritten phrase signed "God" which says "When I created the world, I knew there would be a movie as offensive as [this] that I would have preferred not to create the world." The trailer goes on the show the phrase being written forward and backward simultaneously on two lines to demonstrate its palindromic nature. See more »

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Features Children of Paradise (1945) See more »

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Quatrième concert royal - Onzième nouveau concert
Music by François Couperin
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29 December 2002 | by XopenairXSee all my reviews

Well,I turned on TV last night at 00.35,thrilled by the strange title of what I thought it would've been an interesting weird essai movie.Instead,tons of photograms from unknown movies,commercials cut up from magazines and the author's annoying voice-over explaining the falseness of showbusiness...in French!!!with no subtitles!!!Anyway,buy the book,don't watch the movie!


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France

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French

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March 1978 (France) See more »

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We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire See more »

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Simar Films See more »
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