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In her essay on the late German author W.G. Sebald , Susan Sontag began with the question: "Is literary greatness still possible?" The answer was undoubtedly yes, and she went on to describe the brilliant way in which Sebald mixed fact and fiction in a series of books that tackled Europe's destructive past through the melancholic peregrinations of a narrator often the author himself. Sebald's final novel, Austerlitz , which came out the year of his death, is now the subject of a very Sebaldien film adaptation by Paris-based Czech director Stan Neumann , with Leos Carax regular Denis Lavant playing the titular hero. Comment?
... Gabriel). 1. "Rhythm of the Night" - Corona Graham Fink : There's a scene in a film called Beau Travail where Denis Lavant dances to this song as the end credits begin to roll. Lavant is a hero of mine, and I became obsessed with Bowie's "Modern ... Comment?
... them all. The plot of his 1986 second feature - involving an acrobatic teen (Carax's favored leading man Denis Lavant) pressed by gangsters and femme fatale Juliette Binoche into swiping the serum to an AIDS-like blood disease - is pure pulp in ... Comment?
... is as much a document of mid-80s Paris as it is a story of love, but it makes for an intriguing debut. Alex (Denis Lavant, Lovers on a Bridge ) is an aspiring filmmaker who's about to go in the Army. His girlfriend has just left him for his best ... Comment?
... new virus is attacking people who have sex without love. Marc (Michel Piccoli, Belle de Jour ) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant, Beau Travail ), a card shark with big dreams, to break into a laboratory to steal the cure. Alex commits, even dumping the ... Comment?
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