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Trop Tot, Trop Tard


Shot in the summer of 1980, this film from longtime directorial partners Straub and Huillet investigates the changing relationship between people, the land, and society in France and Egypt. The formal and structural basis for the film consists of two texts: a letter sent by Friedrich Engels to his disciple Karl Kautsky, and Egyptian intellectual Mahmoud Hussein's Class Struggles in Egypt. At the center of each text is a discussion of the people's relationship to the land. What Straub and Huillet have...more