Charles, Dead or Alive
Charles, Dead or Alive (French: Charles mort ou vif) is a 1970 Swiss drama film directed by Alain Tanner.
|Charles, Dead or Alive|
|Directed by||Alain Tanner|
|Starring||François Simon |
Produced in reaction to the Protests of 1968, it describes the mid-life crisis of a businessman who decides to drop out of mainstream capitalist life and takes up with couple living a marginal existence on the fringe of society. Meanwhile his daughter has been caught up in a wave of student protest. According to Alison Smith, the Swiss director Tanner translated the May 1968 events in France to Switzerland, hoping for a similar upheaval in his own country, and in the film creating an imaginary student revolt in a society that in reality did not experience the turmoil or revolutionary possibility facing France in May 1968.
- François Simon
- Marcel Robert
- Marie-Claire Dufour
- Jean-Luc Bideau
1969 Locarno International Film Festival
- Won: Golden Leopard
- "L'Oeil sur L'Ecran: Charles mort ou vif (1969) de Alain Tanner". Le Monde. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
- Smith, Alison (2005). French Cinema in the 1970s: The Echoes of May. Manchester University Press. p. 232.
- "Winners of the Golden Leopard". Locarno International Film Festival. Archived from the original on July 19, 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-04.