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The Truck (Le Camion)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1977
Running time:80 minutes
Cast:Gerard Depardieu, Marguerite Duras
Director:Marguerite Duras
Writer:Marguerite Duras

Description: 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.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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