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Zéro de conduite

Jean Vigo

 
  • France
  • 1933
  • 44 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.19:1
  • French
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So effervescent and charming that one can easily forget its importance in film history, Jean Vigo’s enormously influential portrait of prankish boarding-school students is one of cinema’s great acts of rebellion. Based on the director’s own experiences as a youth, Zéro de conduite presents childhood as a time of unfettered imagination and brazen rule-flouting. It’s a sweet-natured vision of sabotage made vivid by dynamic visual experiments—including the famous, blissful slow-motion pillow fight.

Cast

Credits

DirectorJean Vigo
ScreenplayJean Vigo
CollaboratorsAlbert Riéra, Henri Storck and Pierre Merle
SoundRoyné–Bocquel
Director of photographyBoris Kaufman
Operator assistantLouis Berger
Dialogue byCharles Goldblatt
MusicMaurice Jaubert
EditingJean Vigo

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