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Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Fantômas - À l'ombre de la guillotine (original title)
| Crime, Drama | 1916 (USA)
Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.



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Cast overview:
Inspector Juve (as Edmund Bréon)
Georges Melchior ...
Renée Carl ...
Jane Faber ...
André Volbert ...
L'acteur Valgrand (as Volbert)
Naudier ...
Maillard ...


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Avantguard of Detective Genre!
11 May 2006 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Everything perfect in Louis Feuillade's FANTOMAS series.Action is very expressive and leave behind any possible dialog.Gestures of actors are accurate and laconic.Text between grounds styled in form of visiting cards or newspaper articles.Much significance have the space outside of frame.Stairs,curtains,lifts,windows and walls are produced the intricate labyrinth where every becomes victim or criminal.Poor decorations work as guide in this tangled area.This active space of film no need special effects or even camera travelings.As result we have pure cinematic product which speak with audience by language of images.Leterature and theater resources are slaves of this cinema triumph.

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