Keswick Film Club - Don't Touch The Axe

Don't Touch The Axe (Ne touchez pas la hache)

Director: Jacques Rivette Country: France/Italy
Cert: PG Year: 2007 Length: 0 mins Language: Subtitles
Don't Touch The Axe

Audience Reaction

Score: 50% Attendance: 36

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Synopsis

Rivette is 79 but still a pioneer of the nouvelle vague. Here he adapts a Balzac novella set in the early nineteenth century. It's a 'subtle and beautifully mounted' (Philip French, The Observer) account of the pursuit by a nobleman of a married woman, who has hidden from his obsessive pursuit in a Mallorca convent. She is played by a vibrant Jeanne Balibar, opposite Gérard Depardieu's lookalike son Guillaume, and who here is the pursuer and who the pursued? The film’s languid camerawork and careful directorial distance make for a treat.

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Critics

open_quote A nearly impeccable work of art - beautiful, true, profound. close_quote Manohla Dargis, New York Times



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