Out 1, Part 1 Dir: Jacques Rivette

This monumental, eight-part work is a loose adaptation of Balzac's novel The Thirteen. A chronicle of rehearsals conducted by two theater troupes preparing for a performance of Greek tragedies, whose characters, like the everyday life of the actors, are a reflection of the enigmatic history of a secret fraternity in a mysterious Paris resembling Pandora's box. A masterpiece of the French avant-garde with wonderful performances by the greatest actors of the time. (Ariel Schweitzer) 

Duration: 200 mins
Released: 1971
Director: Jacques Rivette
Country of origin: France
Classification: unclassified