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[REVIEW] “Pas à pas dans la brume électrique” (2009), a trip to Louisiana along with the director Bertrand Tavernier

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After forty-one days of shooting in Louisiana for the film “In the Electric Mist” with American actor Tommy Lee Jones, the French director Bertrand Tavernier (“Death Watch”, “Round Midnight” and “Fresh Bait”) remembers this rich but also arduous experience in his book “Pas à pas dans la brume électrique” (litterarly, “Step by step in the electric mist”).

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♥ [REVIEW] “Je reviens de mourir” (2008) by Antoine Dole: The breath away

A crush and an unexpected slap. At the publication of the book by Antoine Dole, Je reviens de mourir (aka I Have Died Again, 2008), it is a tragedy! There are critics on all side : a book “too violent”, “unsuited to the public”, “without hope or desire for redemption”. Indeed, the book is harsh. The description of pain and despair makes the story difficult to read. However, this brutality does not leave us indifferent… You go through all the colors and read each sentence, shuddering.

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[REVIEW] “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” (2009) by Mohammed Hanif

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After the South African, contemporary and hardboiled thriller, Zulu by Caryl Férey, let’s go to the 80s in Pakistan with A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif.

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[REVIEW] “Zulu” (2008) by Caryl Férey

Zulu by Caryl Ferey: as a child Ali Neuman ran away from the Bantoustan of KwaZulu to escape the Inkatha militia, at war with the ANC, so illegal. Even his mother, the only survivor of the family, doesnt know what they have done to him…

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Le Voleur, Analyse I by Stéphane Hoarau

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“I am not a silent reader: I exclaim, I question, I scribble and say loudly, sometimes I growl: I speak: however, there is always a frustration: these spontaneous movements of the body have to echoe the mournful silence of the place where I am (I always read in silence… how else can you hear those voices that invite you to live?). How can you reply to the text?” Stéphane Hoarau

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