Versión francesa del primer film de Russell Richardson en premier de 1998, rescatado por el autor de cinta VHS pal. Premiado en Houston en 2000. Tiene el sello personal de Russell en el tratamiento de la luz, la cámara y los actores, la trama mínima, el diálogo justo, y la continuidad fragmentada del nómada con alma gitana surgido del norte de la escasez, el acto antes que la palabra y el ser anónimo que pasea su acosada dignidad comunicativa entre la ternura y el mundo deshumanizado.
"Perfect storm result of French cinema subsidies (and culture), a friendly producer, an actor friend who I could finally offer a role to, and a new actor friend who was extraordinary.
"It's like a cross between Laurel & Hardy and early Beckett", is how I pitched it to Christian Bouillette (the taxi driver), hoping he'd 'get it'. It was only after the shoot had ended that he revealed he had been the lead actor in the world premier of 'Company', directed by the great man himself.
I was young(er) then.
Eric Piéderrière, for it is indeed he, 'got it' straight away, and turned in a series of bravura takes, as well as composing and playing all the music.
It was a wonderful time"