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[March 18 2016] : art

Jean-Pierre Léaud in Out 1: Noli me Tangere (1971)

Jean-Pierre Léaud in Out 1: Noli me Tangere (1971) by Jacques Rivette

A clip from Out 1: Noli me Tangere, a 13-hour art film French New Wave director Jacques Rivette.Over eight episodes, a cast of French New Wave icons improvise a spellbinding tale involving two theater troupes rehearsing Aeschylus, a female con artist (Juliet Berto) who seduces her victims, and a deaf-mute (until he speaks) busker (Jean-Pierre Léaud) on a quest to uncover a mysterious secret society. As the characters’ paths crisscross and the film’s puzzle-box structure grows ever more elaborate, a portrait of post-May 1968 Paris and its dashed dreams emerges.

Read our interview with legendary French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud from Purple Fashion magazine here.

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