Les Contrebandières
Les Contrebandières
Luc Moullet
France / 1967 / 80' / Fiction
Les Contrebandières
Luc Moullet
France / 1967 / 80' / Fiction
Moullet's first "alpine" feature, about the love rivalry between two women smugglers straddling the Franco-Mexican border.

Two female smugglers discover they have the same man. This leads to ferocious competition in an area straddling the frontier, involving both customs officers and the smugglers’ consortium, whose rules the trio have broken. Set in the Southern Alps, dear to the director, the film resumes the observation and ironic criticism of the student movement, two years after Brigitte et Brigitte. Rediscovering one of his two heroines, tired of the city and ready to return to the mountains, the director imagines adventures and chases in which his characters experience the excitement of risk, in the midst of obscure smuggling business. A shrewd observer of the landscapes he loves, Moullet glorifies these imposing spaces without distorting them.

Part of NÉCESSITÉ DE MOULLET - HOMAGE TO LUC MOULLET, FILMMAKER AND MONTAGNARD

Language: French

Subtitles: Italian

Director

Luc Moullet

Born in 1937, Luc Moullet is a French filmmaker and film producer. He joined the editorial staff of Cahiers du cinéma at the age of 18 and directed his first works in 1960, alternating from the beginning with ease shorts and feature films. Often playing with the canons of traditional narrative, since then he has made a total of 38 films, of all formats and genres, linked by a taste for burlesque and the recurring presence of the mountains.

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