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Zero for Conduct

(Zéro de conduite)

4K Digital Restoration

featuring

Jean Dasté, Louis Lefebvre, Robert Le Flon, Delphin,

Vigo was often called the cinema’s Rimbaud, not only for his youth, but also for his passionate sincerity, rich imagery, and directness of language. Zero for Conduct, based on the director’s childhood experiences, is cruel, playful, and exuberant, and filled with unexpected gags and observations. Set in a boarding school, the loose but emotionally charged story creates a model of rebellion, portraying not only the petty, dictatorial regime of a school, but the dynamics, fervor, and delirium of revolt as well. It is poetry, wild in hatred and tender in remembrance. Followed by 16 minutes of rushes and outtakes from the film, assembled by Bernard Eisenschitz.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Jean Vigo
Cinematographer
  • Boris Kaufman
Language
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 49 mins
Source
  • Janus Films
Preceded By

À propos de Nice

Jean Vigo, France, 1930

“The final spasms of a society that has let itself go to the point of making you so sick that it will inspire you to become part of a revolutionary solution” (Vigo). 

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Boris Kaufman
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • Silent
  • 25 mins
source
  • Janus Films