- Rainer Werner Fassbinder Épisodes 1 à 5
- Julie Deliquet
- Performed by
- Lina Alsayed, Julie André, Éric Charon, Évelyne Didi, Christian Drillaud, Olivier Faliez, Ambre Febvre, Zakariya Gouram, Brahim Koutari, Agnès Ramy, David Seigneur, Mikaël Treguer, Hélène Viviès et en alternance Sacha Rouch-Zubillaga et Luce Noël-Mangin
Combining social commentary and mainstream entertainment, this new piece from Julie Deliquet is a stage adaptation of a little-known television series by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. A joyful and radical piece that plunges us into 1970s working-class Germany.
Broadcast in the FRG from October 1972 to March 1973, Eight hours don’t make a day strikes an unexpectedly hopeful, joyful tone for Fassbinder. Through the daily life of a working-class family from Cologne, the Krüger-Epps, the German filmmaker (who was 27 years old at the time) dares to believe in a rational form of solidarity, a joyous class struggle, and a belligerent yet peaceful form of resistance – without ignoring the hurdles placed in his protagonists’ path by a restrictive social order.
under the direction ofThis makes for a political yet quixotic series which Julie Deliquet is adapting for the stage this season. After Un conte de Noël in 2020, her world, with its direct connection to the here and now, is coming back to the Célestins. The crash of reality. The power of the ephemeral. Almost fifty years after it was made, Eight hours don’t make a day is still fertile ground for political ideas. It creates exciting contrasts between the lives of young people today and in the past.