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SUBJECTS

Adultery -- Switzerland -- Drama, Man-woman relationships -- Switzerland -- Drama

The Middle of the World

(Le milieu du monde)

featuring

Olimpia Carlisi, Philippe Leotard, Juliet Berto,

The Middle of the World describes a love affair between Paul, a Swiss engineer running for political office, and Adriana, an Italian immigrant working as a waitress. Paul offers to leave his wife and marry Adriana; she walks out on him. Why? Tanner and cowriter Berger take the materials of a classic femme fatale tragedy and refashion them—as they should have been refashioned long before—into a subtly observed but invigorating tale of the growth of a woman’s consciousness. This cool, highly erotic, teasingly ambiguous film is one of the few convincing, truly modern treatises on love, one not divorced from the contexts of politics, class, and geography.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Alain Tanner
  • John Berger
Cinematographer
  • Renato Berta
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 115 mins
Source
  • SWISS FILMS
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The middle of the world (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1995

The films of Alain Tanner (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1993

Alain Tanner: a film poet between utopia and realism (monograph), Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Christian Dimitriu, 1991

Le milieu du monde (program note), Toronto International Film Festival, 1982

The middle of the world (program note), Pacific Film Archive, 1975

Alain Tanner's The middle of the world (distributor materials), New Yorker Films, 1975

Swiss mural of man-woman relationship (review), Los Angeles Times, Charles Champlin, 1975

Scenes from an affair (review), Daily Californian (Berkeley, Calif.), Carlon Tanner, 1975

Middle of the world (review), Marble: Film News and Comment, Linda Coleman, 1975

The middle of the world (press release), Surf Theatres, 1975

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