The Lorry

(1977)
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Overview

In this most talky and personal of films, director Marguerite Duras and actor Gerard Depardieu do an on-camera read-through of a movie script. Occasionally, the director comments about the characters or their motivations, and sometimes the actor does. That's all -- there is no action, there are no location shots, no one pretends to be anything else. The script itself tells about an encounter between a blank-slate of a woman hitchhiker, and a communist truck driver. As the reading progresses, Duras comments bitterly about the failed ideals of communism and the glorious revolution that will probably never happen.

  1. Marguerite Duras

    Director, Writer

Facts

Original Title Le camion

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 27, 1977
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 16m

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50

Still needs a little work.

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