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In the House, Point Blank, Compliance

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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 21 March 2013

On the Film Programme this week Francine Stock talks to the director Craig Zobel about his disturbing new movie, Compliance. Based on real life events in the US, it portrays a prank call from a supposed police officer to a fast food restaurant. HIs instructions lead to violence perpetrated against a young employee. Zobel explains his fascination with people's responses to authority. The French director Francois Ozon, known for 8 Women and Swimming Pool is back with a new comedy, In The House, which portrays a curious relationship between a student and his literature teacher. The film raises questions about when voyeurism spills into active participation and blurs the lines between fact and fiction. There's debate too on whether narrative really matters in film-making with Mexican director Carlos Reygadas who discusses his film Post Tenebras Lux, a film which has split the critics despite a Best Director accolade at Cannes last year. If you don't get it the first time, you should watch it again, he insists. His previous films include Battle in Heaven and Silent Light. We also re-visit Point Blank, a cult crime film starring Lee Marvin and first released in 1967. Director John Boorman describes the making of the film including his wrangles with the studio, who at one point called in a psychiatrist. Boorman is currently the subject of a British Film Institute season which opens on 25 March. Producer Elaine Lester.

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