Le Rendez-vous des quais

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Date: 1955

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video


Artist: Paul Carpita (1922 - 2009)

Confronting Bodies: Official censors

Dates of Action: October 1955

Location: France, Marseille

Description of Artwork: The subject is explosive: in 1950, with the background of a docker's strike, protesting against the Indochinese War, the film exposes the difficulties of a young worker who is looking for an apartment to rent. The hero will not hesitate to betray his class, to become a "yellow," until a revolutionary illumination opens his eyes.

The Incident: The film is released in several film theatres of Marseille. After several screenings, the police arrive, take hold of the prints and put them under sequestration.

Results of Incident: In 1988: by miracle the impounded prints are found. Le Rendez-vous des quais is screened at the French Cinematheque in the program Ecrans de la liberte.

Source: Les Cahiers du Cinema, No 428, Deb. 1990