Ce jour-là (That Day), 2003, Raúl Ruiz

Ce jour-là (That Day)

Regie, Drehbuch: Raúl Ruiz; Kamera: Acácio de Almeida; Schnitt: Valeria Sarmiento; Musik: Jorge Arriagada; Darsteller*innen: Bernard Giraudeau, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Luc Bideau, Michel Piccoli. FR/CH, 2003, 35mm, Farbe, 105 min. Französisch mit engl. UT

The heiress Livia, as clairvoyant as she is insane, teams up with a psychopathic killer in this Crime Grotesque with political undertones. He, who has spontaneously fallen for her and is therefore willing to help, eliminates her depraved relatives, who had in fact set him on Livia for the sake of money. In the background, military convoys move along country roads, the police find convincing reasons for their inactivity over beer and billiards, and from off-screen we can hear talk on the radio about power struggles of capital. The setting for this wickedly amusing farce is a gray Switzerland in the "near future," which we would rather not experience in real life ... (B.K.)