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Le vent de la nuit

Philippe Garrel France, 1999

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As if a time-capsule, a red Carrera traverses urban or suburban milieux crossing borders in a trip to the twilight zone of History's fallen idols. From May68 to the reactionary cocoon in a consumer society vacated of meaning, the discourse of suicide is both literal and metaphorical. Garrel's acoustics of subtle movements in everyday-life matches gorgeously composed minimalist shots open to sad synecdochies of sorts.