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This Swiss-made film closely examines the character of a non-conformist, a subject of unending interest to the reputedly highly conformist Swiss. A TV journalist reads of a lawsuit, dropped for lack of evidence, in which a girl is accused of deliberately shooting (and wounding) her uncle. For some reason, this piques his interest, and the journalist even goes so far as to talk a novelist friend of his into joining him in researching the incident. As their research and interviews proceed, it becomes clear that they have no interest in the actual truth of the incident, but are more concerned to dig deeply (each in his own way) into the characters of the girl and her uncle. One memorable scene has the girl, while serving as a shoe store salesperson, fondling the legs of her customers. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast

Jean-Luc Bideau
as Pierre
Bulle Ogier
as Rosemonde
Marblum Jequier
as La femme de Paul
Daniel Stuffel
as Le patron du magasin de chaussures
Pierre Walker
as L'inspecteur de la régie
Michel Viala
as Le patron peintre en bâtiment
François Simon
as L'homme qui passait par là
Jacques Denis
as Paul
Pierre Holdener
Alain Tanner
as Narrator
Adrien Nicati
Marcel Vidal
as L'oncle de Rosemonde

Crew

Alain Tanner
Director
Alain Tanner
Screenwriter
John Berger
Screenwriter
Renato Berta
Cinematographer
Patrick Moraz
Composer (Music Score)
Marc Blavet
Editor
Brigitte Sousselier
Editor
Gabriel Auer
Associate Producer
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