Archive of films Mortal Transfer / Mortel transfert

2000, 122 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2001


Doctor Michel Durand is beginning to be seriously bored by his job as a stereotypical psychoanalyst. It frequently happens that while listening to his patients’ problems he falls into a kind of narcoleptic state accompanied by ever weirder dreams. One day he accepts a new patient named Olga Kubler, an attractive, mysterious and rather mad young woman who confides two problems to him: first, she’s a kleptomaniac and, second, she vexes her husband, the influential and filthy rich Max, with her uncommon ideas about love. Yet not even the seductive Olga can prevent Dr Durand from falling into his usual half-conscious, dreamlike state in which the border between reality and fantasy has dissolved. When Durand snaps out of it he finds Olga still lying on the couch, but to his horror she’s dead. Another patient knocks on the door. Durand must act quickly and that’s when the trouble begins.

About the director

Jean-Jacques Beineix (1946) pracoval jako asistent R. Clémenta, C. Zidiho a dalších režisérů a natočil několik krátkých filmů. Prvních úspěchů dosáhl svým celovečerním debutem Diva (1980), který se stal kultovním filmem a získal čtyři Césary. Dalšími filmy La lune dans le caniveau (Měsíc v kanále, 1983) a 37,2 le matin (Betty Blue, 1986) upevnil Beineix svou pověst provokativního režiséra, pracujícího s estetikou 80. let. Z dalších filmů: Roselyne et les lions (Roselyne a lvi, 1989), IP5, l’Ile aux pachydermes (IP5, ostrov tlustokožců, 1992). V posledních letech Beineix natočil několik dokumentárních filmů a uspořádal výstavy svých obrazů.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Another View
Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Screenplay: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Dir. of Photography: Benoit Delhomme
Music: Reinhardt Wagner
Editor: Yves Deschamps
Producer: Jean-Jacques Beineix
Production: Cargo Films
Cast: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Helene de Fougerolles, Miki Manojlovic, Valentina Sauca, Robert Hirsch, Yves Rénier, Catherine Mouchet, Denis Podalydes, Jean-Pierre Becker, Riton Liebmann, Vantha Talisman, Laurent Bateau, Cyril Raffaeli, Estelle Desanges, Matteo Val

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