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12 men meet around a table.During this assembly, they will discuss murder of a father by his son . They produce indirect evidences to try to reconstitute by the speech the possibility of the event.The question is not to know if the son killed but simply if it is possible that it did not do it. It is a negative ontology which produces a legal decision by the possibility of a nonevent.
Huit-clos is a particular kind which is defined by a certain relation between the characters and their space.It is less the unit of the place than dislocation and to become to it localizations which is concerned, one out which is not with the outside.
By using as starting material film 12 men in anger (1957), the scenes are broken up and the characters are relocated in their place, on one of the 12 chairs around the table of deliberation.
The film is not read any more chronologically according to an autonomous flow.It becomes interactive and space.
What happen the imaginary cinematographic one when we spend time to space and when first is structured by the second?What is in question when in an assembly of human beings one passes from the mode of the obviousness, the revelation and the certainty to that of the doubt, the speech and the indirect evidences?

Grégory Chatonsky
22 April 2004
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