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Diesel

Directed by Robert Kramer
France, 1985
Drama, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

A prositute (Anges Sorel) tries to change her life after her release from prison, but a murderous slave organization, the Consortium, is determined to bring her back to the fole or kill her, which forces her to seek help from Liberty, an anti-Consortium organization.

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Diesel Directed by Robert Kramer

Critics reviews

What made Diesel a failure also makes it interesting: like Daney said, “its cruelty is not sincere.” If Kramer, that ex-pat, that American observer of the spirit of ‘68, could’ve seen the future we find ourselves in today, where corporations are people, and the victims of climate change are the ones that had nothing to do with causing it, he might still have made Diesel, this strange movie against contracts, where heroes drive tow-trucks, women stick together, and handshakes are everything…
April 08, 2014
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As a Mad Max-type comic book for kids, Diesel is not very effective indeed. There are either too many or not enough resources; the casting doesn’t make sense; the story stays unclear for a long time, and its cruelty is not sincere… Yet, as the film moves from the Building to the Village and the story merely becomes a chase between Nelson and Diesel (Klein), we find that the film, despite everything, works.
August 15, 1985
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