The Middle of the World
(Le milieu du monde)
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.
- Alain Tanner
- John Berger
- Renato Berta
- with English subtitles
- 115 mins
- 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
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
Screening invitation: The middle of the world (press release), Surf Theatres, Mel Novikoff, 1975
The middle of the world (program note), Pacific Film Archive, 1975
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