Pretext at Tach, a well-known writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, lives a secluded life without friends or family. Misanthropic, fat and tied to a wheelchair, he only meets his nurse and his secretary. When he receives definitive notice that his cancer is terminal, he opens his house to a journalist. The young and beautiful journalist Nina has pried into the writer's past and confronts him with surprisingly personal questions while filming the interview. The following day Pretextat Tach is found dead in his apartment.

Title
Hygiène de l’assassin
Director
Francois Ruggieri
Country
France
Length
75 min
Festival
1999
Section
Open Zone
Language
French
Production year
1998
Cast
Jean Yanne, Barbara Schulz
Producer
Francois Ruggieri
Script
Francois Ruggieri
Music
Jacques Davidovici

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