No Man’s Land: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

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Chantal Akerman was just 25 years old when she set out to chronicle the monotone life of a Brussels mother and housewife, working with an almost entirely female crew. The three hour film spans three days in the life of Jeanne, minutely framing her chores and hobbies in real time, intersected with gentleman callers that drop by for paid pleasures. A film that requires a determined mindset but rewards the persistent viewer with a truly unique cinematic experience.

Regie: Chantal Akerman

Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte



Land: België

Speelduur: 202 minuten

Taal: Frans

Ondertiteling: English


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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.