The Model Couple
When the French government decides to build an ideal city, preparations include locking an ‘average couple’ inside their apartment to observe their behaviour. Their life in the apartment, a sort of miniscule version of the ideal city, is aired on television so that everybody can assess the people the city is being built for. Sound familiar? The Model Couple preceded ‘The Truman Show’ and all ‘Big Brother’ experiments by decades. The film offers a hilarious and disturbing commentary on totalitarian regimes and brings into focus an oppressive future – one that already seems to have materialized.