Des Christs mar milliers
When a museum depicting the violence man inflicts on himself opens, a doctor, a woman and a museum official go through the building before the grand opening. Discussing the subject matter, their attention quickly turns to the May Day riots that plagued Paris. This symbolic film tries to portray all victims of violence as Christlike figures. Stock footage of war and suffering are used to underscore the effectiveness of the subject matter in this uneven feature.
Philippe Arthuys is a french musician and director born in Paris in 1928. He died in 2010.He worked for The Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF) with Pierre Schaeffer et Pierre Henry. Besides his work as a musician, screenwriter and director, he participated in different shows (theatre, ballet, circus).
d'après "la passion selon St Matthieu" de J.S. Bach
S.M.E.P.A 9, squre Pétrarque Paris 16e