IN THE WHITE CITY
DIRECTOR: ALAIN TANNER
CAST: BRUNO GANZ, TERESA MADRUGA, JULIA VONDERLINN
In a filmography filled with unreconciled rebels seeking solitude, few characters go so far in that direction as the enigmatic sailor played by Bruno Ganz in In the White City, who leaves behind his life and his wife to jump ship in Lisbon and dissolve himself into the city. Tanner, master of experimental self-reinvention, here mixes sumptuous images of Ganz’s nocturnal wandering with those of his cryptic Super-8 “letters” home, in the process creating a hypnotic, sensual vision of urban anomie.