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Encyclopedia > Luminal (film)

Luminal is the debut film from Italian director Andrea Vecchiato. The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


Named after the drug phenobarbitone, the film is based on the cult novel by Italian writer Isabella Santacroce. Santacroce's third novel, published in 2001, tells the story of teenagers caught up in the excesses of chemical culture. Phenobarbital (also phenobarbitone or luminal) is a weak acid with the chemical formula C12H12N2O3. ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ...


French actor Denis Lavant stars, having previously worked with director Leos Carax. Leos Carax (1960–) is a French-born film director, critic, and writer. ...


Influenced by French New Wave cinema and Japanese aesthetics, the film has been described as postmodern, unorthodox and unconventional in terms of filming technology employed. François Truffauts New Wave film Jules et Jim The New Wave (French: la Nouvelle Vague) was a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s, influenced (in part) by Italian Neorealism. ... Postmodernity (also called post-modernity or the postmodern condition) is a term used by philosophers, social scientists, art critics and social critics to refer to aspects of contemporary art, culture, economics and social conditions that are the result of the unique features of late 20th century and early 21st century...


It was co-produced by Leo Pescarolo who has also worked with Lars von Trier, Federico Fellini and Raoul Ruiz. A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier, April 30, 1956) is a Danish film director closely associated with the Dogme95 collective, calling for a return to plausible stories in filmmaking and a move away from artifice and towards technical minimalism. ... Federico Fellini Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was one of the most influential and widely revered Italian film-makers of the 20th century and is considered to be one of the finest film directors of all time. ... Raoul Ruiz (born July 25, 1941) is a Chilean filmmaker trained as a painter and famous for his movies and exhibitions. ...


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