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THE UNTOUCHABLE

by Benoît Jacquot

synopsis

On her birthday, Jeanne finds out from her mother that her father is Indian, a Hindu she met on her travels. An “Untouchable”, her mother says. Jeanne is an actress. She abandons the rehearsals of Brecht’s “Saint Joan of the Stockyards”, which her lover is directing. To get to India right now, she needs money. She accepts a role in a movie that she had refused before. We see her play the part like a self-inflicted ordeal. She leaves for India. She searches for her father, just misses him, finds him, and leaves him. She comes back.

international title: The Untouchable
original title: L'Intouchable
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Benoît Jacquot
film run: 82'
release date: FR 06/12/2006
screenplay: Benoît Jacquot
cast: Isild Le Besco, Marc Barbé, Bérangère Bonvoisin, Pascal Bongard, George Babluani
cinematography by: Caroline Champetier
film editing: Luc Barnier, Marion Monnier
music: Vijay Jaiswal & Monu Rao
producer: Benoît Jacquot
production: Sangsho, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie
distributor: Pyramide Distribution

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