The Salamander

  • Greek Title Η σαλαμάνδρα
  • English Title The Salamander
  • Original Title La Salamandre
  • Year: 1971
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Duration: 130`
  • Director: Alain Tanner
  • Scriptwriter: Alain Tanner, John Berger
  • Cinematography: Renato Berta
  • Editing: Brigitte Sousselier
  • Music / Score: Patrick Moraz
  • Sound: Marcel Sommerer
  • Cast: Jean-Luc Bideau, Bulle Ogier
  • Production: CAB Productions SA
  • Color: Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: French
  • Format: 35mm
  • Subtitles: Ελληνικά

Rosemonde the Salamander is a young girl who gets by thanks to low-paid jobs of all kinds. She is suspected of attempting to kill the uncle with whom she lives. A journalist and a writer are hired to get to the bottom of this mystery, as the basis for a television film scenario. They are unsuccessful however. The truth about Rosemonde and her special appreciation of life continue to elude these two amateur detectives.

Alain Tanner
Born in 1929 in Geneva, Alain Tanner founded the University Film Society with Claude Goretta. Their passion for film took them to London where they made the short film Nice Time (1957) that enabled Alain Tanner to work at the British Film Institute and the BBC. In 1968 he created Groupe 5, to promote a new Swiss cinema alongside Claude Goretta, Michel Soutter, Jean-Louis Roy and Jean-Jacques Lagrange. Since 1969, Alain Tanner has directed over twenty feature films including Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976), Light Years Away, which won the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury in Cannes in 1981, and Paul s’en va (2004).



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