Skip to main content
  • Director

    Alain Tanner

  • Starring

    Bulle Ogier, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jacques Denis, Véronique Alain 

  • Run Time

    123 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Certificate


  • Language


  • Subtitles


  • Format


The Salamander

Part of the French Film Festival Season


Two self-proclaimed writers attempt to retell how a young woman shot her uncle in Alain Tanner and co-writer John Berger’s intelligent portrait of the free and the defiant. One writer prefers facts, the other fantasy. The great French actress Bulle Ogier (Céline and Julie Go Boating) stars as the post-hippie, pre-punk modern girl at the film’s centre. Coming of age in a Swiss capitalist wonderland, too downtrodden to join it, too detached to smash it, she is a precursor of a generation to come. 

Book your tickets

Loyalty Points: 56

Hide Basket
Sub Total
Your Basket is empty.

Have a look at what's on to book a screening or event.

Watch List

has been added to your Watch List

View Watch List

Still adding?

If you don’t want to view your Watch list right now, you can access your list anytime from your profile.

Please sign in to use Watch List feature

Sign In