The Thief Lives in Hell
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After losing his job, a man is forced to go on welfare and move to a different neighbourhood where rent is more affordable. In the process of filming this new reality he did not know existed, he unwittingly takes on its characteristics, and the traits of his neighbours.

1984
Canada
19:30
Original language
French
Subtitles
English

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Serie

Coffret Morin

Credits

Direction
Robert Morin
Lorraine Dufour
Cast
Robert Morin
Philibert Thomas
Screenplay
Robert Morin
Production
Lorraine Dufour
Coop Vidéo de Montréal

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Stereo
Shooting format
Super 8

Documentation

Further information

"A word about Le voleur vit en enfer, which is a masterpiece and one of the most enduring examples of Quebec video in the past ten years. Not because it was shown at the Louvre a few years back, or because it can be found in the world’s best catalogues. Made between 1982 and 1984, when video artists were emerging from the initial phase of their work, Le voleur vit en enfer already announced, like a synthesis of the work to be done, a body of work that would sow the era’s metaphors in the furrows of a mordant authenticity".

CARRIÈRE, Daniel. «L’authenticité se fait mordante», Le Devoir, 4 June 1992.

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Keywords
Urbanity, Poverty, District, Behavior