The 7 Vices*
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Country:
France
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Director:
Gabriel Otero
Duration:
123 minutes

 

The story is told by Saint-Thomas d’Aquin to a 7-year-old girl, a symbol of hope and innocence. Saint-Thomas d’Aquin (1224-1274) in the Summa theologica transposes the deadly sins by identifying seven of them, which he calls “vices”: pride, laziness, gluttony, lust, avarice, envy and anger. Composed of 7 short films, the film takes place in different places and times, mixing several cinematographic aesthetics such as surrealism, the underground, the new wave, neorealism or the films noir of the 1930s. The Seven Vices highlights the decay of human behavior and the resulting reality: That of the destruction of the earth and its living beings, thus revealing the self-destructive nature of man. The film pays homage both to classical writers such as Borges, Cortázar, Hemingway, Tolstoy, Rimbaud and Kafka, as well as to great directors such as Charles Chaplin, Cronenberg, Tarkovsky, Kubrick, Greenaway, Godard, Chris Marker and Dziga Vertov. In addition, the characters are imbued atmospheres as original as they are eclectic, each part of the film evoking a powerful artistic universe: by Warhol, Basquiat,, Pollock, Bosch.

 


*Only a trailer is available for now.

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