AMERICA AS SEEN BY A FRENCHMAN

Francois Reichenbach, France, 1960, Arrow Films, Docs

“A stunning and wistful piece of work.” -- On Magazine

The Mondo genre's heightened travelogue approach owes a debt to François Reichenbach’s AMERICA AS SEEN BY A FRENCHMAN, whose TRUE STORIES-like journey through America at the dawn of the Sixties came a few years before the landmark MONDO CANE.

Prison rodeos; Miss America pageants; Disneyland a school for striptease; a town inhabited solely by twins; rows of newborns in incubators, like products on an assembly line -- all these weird and wondrous sights are captured sans jugdment by Reichenbach’s camera, aided by whimsical narration (provided by, among others, Jean Cocteau) and a jaunty score by the great Michel Legrand (THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG).

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Details

  • 90 min
  • Color
  • 2.35:1

Formats

  • DCP

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