Of Great Events and Ordinary People Of Great Events and Ordinary People

Where to watch

In 1978, Ruiz was commissioned to make a television documentary about the French elections from the viewpoint of a Chilean exile in Paris’ eleventh arrondissement. But, contrary to the producers’ expectation, the Left lost. Ruiz seized on this anti-climax to make a documentary about nothing except itself – a film whose central subject is forever lost in digression and ‘dispersal’, harking back to his Chilean experiments of the ‘60s. Its political content is deliberately left negligible: it’s hard to tell at the end who did actually win the election, let alone why.

Studio

Country

Language

Alternative Title

Des grands événements et des gens ordinaires: Les Élections

Recent reviews

More

Popular Lists

More
  • Roundhay Garden Scene
  • Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge
  • Newark Athlete
  • Blacksmith Scene
  • Annabelle Butterfly Dance

TSPDT Starting List

This list collects every film from the Starting List that became They Shoot Pictures Don't They's 1000 Greatest Films. This…

  • $1,000 a Touchdown
  • ...ere erera baleibu izik subua aruaren...
  • ...One Third of a Nation...
  • 1,000 Dollars a Minute
  • 13 Hours by Air

Movies on rarefilmm.com

rarefilmm.com is a fantastic website focusing on films from around the world that never received a region 1 DVD release.…

  • Counting
  • The House Is Black
  • Landscape Suicide
  • The Man Who Sleeps
  • The Parallel Street