L'Idiot

Direction
Year 
2008
Country
  • France 
Duration
60min 
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Subtitles 

Prince Myshkin (“the idiot”), who has just returned to Russia, suddenly bursts into a soirée where nobody is expecting him. He has got it into his head to rescue Nastasya Filippovna, the mistress of Totsky, a businessman who in order to further his career has decided to marry another woman, the eldest daughter of his best friend General Yepanchin. Totsky has also arranged to keep his mistress on by marrying her off to Ganya, the general's personal secretary. But Nastasya Filippovna is about to let the cat out of the bag in this urbane comedy.

In L' Idiot, Pierre Léon has chosen to adapt only the first part of Dostoevsky's eponymous novel (1886) since for him “the issues at stake and the passions involved are so complicated that all the characters, rather than trying to understand them, simply charge, heads lowered, into the wall. I thought that this episode would make a contemporary commentary on the novel.” – Viennale

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  • Original title
    L'Idiot
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pierre Léon
  • Cast
    Jeanne Balibar, Sylvie Testud, Serge Bozon, Pierre Léon, Laurent Lacotte, Bernard Eisenschitz, Jean Denizot, Vladimir Léon, Martial Salomon, Renaud Legrand
  • DOP
    Thomas Favel, Jérôme Lafon, Victor Blondel
  • Editing
    Martial Salomon
  • Music
    Benjamin Esdraffo
  • Sound
    Rosalie Revoyre, Philippe Deschamps, Yohann Angelvy, Mathieu Villien
  • Duration
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2008
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • Locarno International Festival 2008
    • Rencontres de Pau 2008
    • Moscow 2morrow 2008
    • Viennale 2008
    • Estoril Film Festival 2008

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