The Man Who Lies

L' homme qui ment, feature film, 1968

DIRECTED BY: Alain Robbe-Grillet

The Man Who Lies

Jean-Louis Trintignant (Jan Robin / Boris Varissa),
Sylvie Bréal (Maria),
Zuzana Kocúriková (Laura),
Jozef Króner (Frantz),
Ivan Mistrík (Jean)

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Igor Luther

The main topic of this film is reality and its interpretations. During WW II a man comes to a village claiming to have escaped the Nazis. He finds shelter with the family of a heroic leader of the resistance movement who is said to be coming home from war soon. Even though his wife and sister await him, he has not yet come. Soon the story of the foreigner becomes questionable…

35 mm, b/w, 95 min