WHAT IS TO BE DONE ? (BIS)

FRANCE

a movie by ANDRE VAN IN

What is to be done? (Bis) is a philosophical film essay that delves into the Marxist heritage, its gradual theoretical “objectification” and the way it got bogged down in practice, in view of a History to which it claimed to hold the key. Self-criticism, but no remorse in this lively and searching film that focuses on our capacity for surprise rather than on glib answers. It is built around the confrontation of two presences, two discourses, two men, two gene rations: Jean Burles (1916), a shining example of the militant workers whose thirst for knowledge drove them in the end to the most radical of doubts; Yves Clot (1952), another worker, who went on to become a phi losopher by trade, fired with a passion for concept, but aware that “meaning is not soluble in concept”.

HOW TO GET THE FILM

INTERNATIONAL SALES
Doc & Films International • 13 rue Portefoin, 75003, Paris, FRANCE • tel : +33 (0) 1 42 77 56 87 • fax : +33 (0) 1 42 77 36 56
SALES FRANCE
Doc & Films International • 13 rue Portefoin, 75003, Paris, FRANCE • tel : +33 (0) 1 42 77 56 87 • fax : +33 (0) 1 42 77 36 56
DISTRIBUTION commercial and not commercial
JBA Production • 16 rue Sainte Marthe 75010, Paris, France • tel : +33(0)1 48 04 84 60 • fax : +33(0)1 42 76 09 67
DVD family use
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institutional use
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LETTER OF AGREEMENT FOR FESTIVALS AND DISTRIBUTION

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CREDIT

author-director ANDRE VAN IN
producer JACQUES BIDOU
productions JBA PRODUCTION, FRANCE 3, INA, ARCHIPEL 33
year of production 1994
all rights reserved

LANGUAGES

in French – ©photography: all rights reserved

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