In The White City

  • 1983
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Alain Tanner (JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000), who single-handedly brought Swiss cinema into the world spotlight, takes his cameras to the streets of Portugal in this revealing portrait of a city and a man who wanders through it. Ganz (THE AMERICAN FRIEND) is a ship's mate who tires of his job and stays behind in Lisbon when his boat returns to sea....read more

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Alain Tanner (JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000), who single-handedly brought Swiss cinema into the world spotlight, takes his cameras to the streets of Portugal in this revealing portrait of a city and a man who wanders through it. Ganz (THE AMERICAN FRIEND) is a ship's mate who

tires of his job and stays behind in Lisbon when his boat returns to sea. He lives in a daze, writing letters to his wife, discovering the city with his super-8mm movie camera, and having an affair with hotel chambermaid Madruga. Almost entirely improvised, IN THE WHITE CITY is as worth seeing for

the intriguing super-8mm footage as for Ganz's involving performance--you really feel you're discovering Lisbon through his eyes.

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  • Released: 1983
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Alain Tanner (JONAH WHO WILL BE 25 IN THE YEAR 2000), who single-handedly brought Swiss cinema into the world spotlight, takes his cameras to the streets of Portugal in this revealing portrait of a city and a man who wanders through it. Ganz (THE AMERICAN… (more)

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