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The Wrestler, an American Rosetta: Marginality, crisis and realism

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Abstract:

Rosetta from the Dardenne brothers and The Wrestler from Darren Aronofsky, this article analyses how both films use similar unconventional diegetic and cinematographic techniques in order to explore how characters living at the margin of society are trying to reach a state of homeostasis and get out of their state of crisis.]]>

Keywords: Aronofsky; Contemporary society; Crisis; Dardenne Brothers; Homeostasis; Marginality; Realism; cinema

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jepc.1.2.123_1

Publication date: 2010-12-01

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