Jacqueline Veuve

Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)

Parti sans laisser d'adresse (Jacqueline Veuve)

Left, Address Unknown

Parti sans laisser d'adresse

Switzerland 1982. 35mm + 16mm; Beta/VHS, colour, 90 min.

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The idea for the film came from a local news item reporting that a young drug addict had committed suicide after 9 months in jail awaiting trial. In his cell, Salvatore thinks of his wife, of his son Simon. Left, address unknown is not a film about prison life but about a man in prison, who will die at 25.

DirectorJacqueline Veuve
ScriptJacqueline Veuve, Eric de Kuyper
CastJacques Zanetti (Salvatore), Emmanuelle Ramu, Mista Préchac, Vania Vilers
PhotographyPhilippe Tabarly
SoundLaurent Berbey
EditingEdwige Ochsenbein
MusicCarlos d'Alessio, Henry Purcell, Jean-François Acker
Duration90 min.
Format35mm + 16mm; Beta/VHS, colour
Versionsfrançais; ST: english, deutsch
Sales DVD/VideoDVD, VHS  [order
Festivals/PrizesUnanimously selected at Cannes 1982 during the Critic's Week. Official Selection Locarno 1982. Prize International Federation of Art and Essay Cinemas Locarno 1982. International Oecumenical Prize Locarno 1982. Quality award (Swiss Federal Office of Culture).
ProductionAquarius, JMH Production, TSR
World RightsAquarius, JMH Production
Distribution SwitzerlandAquarius Film Production, CH-1808 Les Monts-de-Corsier
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Veuve chooses to show but not tell, demonstrating the compassion and objectivity a filmmaker must have to reach for a deeper reality. Contemporary Cinema Los Angeles 1983 - Dexter Kelly Jacqueline Veuve avoids taking sides in the controversy, but behind her assumed indifference, she describes the cruel reality of the prison world where even the most well-meaning people are prisoners of their own role and convictions. At the antipodes of psychologically inclined and narcissistic movies, the film of Jacqueline Veuve makes you listen to the Voice of the Other. L'Hebdo - Alain Jeannet

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