LE PALME E TANGERI

by Sirio LUGINBÜHL
1972 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 2' 59

The film is a denunciation of Western capitalist society, which exploits the poorest regions in the world's Orient. The film opens with a closeup on a newspaper article that reads, «  What Italian industry offers Asia. Modern manufacturing, sophisticated technology and willingness to do business with the East ». The following sequence is set on a beach, where musicians play Arabic music, and a dancer moves sensually. At a certain point the director, Luginbühl, interrupts the scene, even slapping the dancer's face. This is clearly an allegory of how Western capitalism exploits and enslaves the East.

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 23,00 €