Hitler... connais pas 1963
In 1963, 22-year-old Bertrand Blier invited 11 of his peers to come to a film studio and talk about their lives. The record of what was said, Hitler? Connais pas!, is a discussion of values that remains relevant and fascinating today. The footage was shot just five years prior to May 1968, and the atmosphere of that time is clearly discernible: these young people may not yet be revolutionaries, but there is clearly a ferment in the air. One young woman describes how she dances the twist every evening; a young man relates his mother's marital infidelities; another young woman describes her own sexual escapades. A bourgeois life holds no appeal for her whatsoever: that would be "a small life," like that of her parents -- and that is certainly not the way to happiness. Another young man has a very traditional attitude: a carbon copy of his father, typical of the 1950s. All he wants is a nice family, a good job, and a nice car in the driveway. Blier focused his camera on an interesting historical gray area. The aesthetics are typically 1960s: each of the twenty-somethings is filmed in isolation, sitting on a chair, under bright lights, from different angles, and in black-and-white.

Director: Bertrand Blier
Country: France
Genre: Documentary

BD50, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:31:33 | 43.3 Gb + 7.90 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English (DVD & BD), Francais (only DVD)

Extras (no subs):
-- Prefaces de Jean-Baptiste Thoret (20')
-- Hitler... connais pas! revu par Frederic Bas (60')
-- Entretien avec Bertrand Blier (51')
-- Documentaire "Les Jeunes et le Cinema" (28')