Out 1, Noli Me Tangere
Out 1, Noli Me Tangere (1971)

Carlotta Films US will release OUT 1: Noli me Tangere in its full 12 hour 55 minute original version, newly restored and digitized for nationwide theatrical and home release. This legendary film, that has rarely been shown on the big screen… More

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Uniquely ambitious, Rivette's film (technically a serial) spends nearly 13 hours stitching paranoia, loneliness, comedy, and mystical symbolism into a crazy quilt big enough to cover a generation.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

While the actors are responsible for much of the creativity, these are the director's most obsessive works: every shot and scene is set up more as a question than an answer, hinging on the adventure and mystery of not knowing what will happen next.

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David N. Butterworth

A cineaste's wet dream. All 13 hours of it.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

Mr. Rivette's movie delivers an experience that is deeply satisfying precisely because it's kind of exhausting.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Rivette's last shot is an extraordinary throwaway that provoked spontaneous applause for being at once completely ordinary, totally unexpected, and positively diabolical in shifting the meaning of the entire previous 12 1/2 hours.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

The contingent, the unforeseeable and uncontrollable, is a privileged element in much 20th-century experimental art-in music and painting as much as in film and literature-and Out 1 honors it to the maximum.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Out 1's length is a strategy against progression, drama, or detail - there are no brilliant, memorable moments, just a brainwashing, an accretion of time that fashions its own rules for watching.

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Robert Koehler

A monumental if cheeky culmination of the French New Wave.

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Alison Willmore

It requires a theater, and it requires opting in -- though that, as I said before, is the hard part. After that, all that's left is to surrender to a movie that's like a new country ready to be explored.

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