Who does not secretly like this, naked, as once Adam and Eve in Paradise, to walk through life? Without incriminating covers, without material ballast, no, just the way God created us once? The fulfillment of our desires with three large letters – Nudist. The so-called free-body culture, also often called nudism or naturism, is dedicated as a movement of social nudity, mostly in the countryside. Hence the term naturism. Their main concern is the joy of the experience, or about the nudity itself, without direct reference to sexuality. Especially in France, where director Robert Salis is the subject of his documentary Living with Naturism Naked assumed this has a long tradition. Early 1778, the term “naturist” or “naturism” by the French-speaking Belgians Planchard way into the language. In the twenties of the last century has been to a nudist real fad in France. And today there are probably no other country in the world and more supporters of nudism, as in France. hundreds of thousands of French people on holiday every year in specially equipped nudist camps on the coast where this passion can be carefree and thoroughly indulged.
And it is precisely this phenomenon Living Naked follows the 1998 with the camera. Already in 1993, made the Frenchman Robert Salis for the first time to hold these people and their motives with the camera. This is a beautiful tribute to the free movement emerged, without insinuating or even dramatic intentions behind it. Now Robert Salis is five years later returned to the old sites to see how the picture has changed since the nudists in public.
The result, a fascinating documentation of an attitude to life: naked, deep brown people fry in the midday sun. Others jog along the beach, completely naked, half naked. Old men building sand castles, women collect mussels. A typical day at the beach, with the only but crucial difference that no one with a scrap of fabric on the body. Living Naked shows us a world full of people with no inhibitions. People who want to be like children, for their nudity is natural relieved of conventions and social constraints. Here one is naked, because you have nothing to hide, or at least wants to hide anything …
With interviews and little documentation is director Salis a fascinating insight into the world of nudists. Feeling full, stylish and never intrusive, so the protagonists of their own choice is freedom never fatal. On the contrary, there are very special people who arrive here before the camera. Their pride and their connection to nature and, above all, paint a picture beyond all cliches.
This 100-minute film makes you want to be naked! An interesting documentary of the nude in France, which is not exposed by this passion … Nudity fascinated, nudity is exciting and liberating. That is the message of “Lving Naked”. Really masterful how it succeeds Robert Salis, the “Adam and Eve-page” to awaken in us!
Summary Being naked is a way of life. In France since the 18th Century was the first time a return to the naturalness of the nakedness, the movement of the nudists won a growing following. 1993 was the director Robert Salis for the first time to hold the people and their motives with the camera. This is a beautiful tribute to the free movement emerged, without insinuating or even dramatic intentions behind it. Robert Salis is now once again returned to the old sites to learn how has changed the image of nudists in public. Interviews and documentaries give a little insight into the world of nudists. Feeling full, stylish and never obtrusive, so that the protagonist is their own choice freedom never fatal. On the contrary, there are very special people who arrive here before the camera. Their pride and their connection to nature and, above all, paint a picture beyond all cliches.