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The Ugly One

France  ·  2013  ·  DCP  ·  Color  ·  101'  ·  o.v. Japanese/Lebanese/English/French

On a beach in Beirut, Lili and Michel meet… or maybe they are coming together again. An unlikely couple caught between two different eras, between a future and a past that seem possibly interchangeable, they are trying to establish what is an ambiguous memory: that of a terrorist act, an explosion and the loss of a child, Elena. The voice of a Japanese narrator adds a further layer of complication to their scrambled memories in evoking his own past in war-torn Beirut and the 27 years he spent alongside Palestinians as a member of the Japanese Red Army. Michel and Lili’s destiny seems subject to the mystery that this man, the legendary screenwriter of the Japanese New Wave, Masao Adachi, has created for them, and which he punctuates with a series of revelations.

Screenings
Tuesday 13 | 8 | 2013  ·  18:30  ·  La Sala  ·  Sub. English,French
Wednesday 14 | 8 | 2013  ·  09:00  ·  La Sala  ·  Sub. English,French
Thursday 15 | 8 | 2013  ·  21:30  ·  Cinema Rialto 2  ·  Sub. English
Director
Eric Baudelaire
Cast
Juliette Navis Saleh Mohamed Daoud Hassan Mrad Rodney El Haddad Fadi Abi Samra Manal Khader Rabih Mroué Masao Adachi
Producer
Eric Baudelaire
Cinematography
Claire Mathon
Costumes
Beatrice Harb
Set Design
Nanou Ghanem
Screenplay
Masao Adachi, Laure Vermeersch, Eric Baudelaire
Sound
Jean Holzman, Philippe Welsh
Editing
Stephane Elmadjian, Cecile Frey
Art Director
Elie Alexandre Habib
Production
Poulet-Malassis

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