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Le Bassin De J.W.

Synopsis

This Portuguese-French comedy contrasts two men, Henrique (portrayed by the film's director, Joao Cesar Monteiro) and Jean de Dieu, appearing in a production of Strindberg's The Inferno. Offstage, Henrique is a seaman with an adventurous life, and de Dieu is the play's director. Onstage, Henrique plays God to de Dieu's Lucifer. Henrique is introduced by de Dieu to a writer who scripts scenes in which the two meet the mythical Ariane. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival, this idiosyncratic film...more

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