Fantômas has been arrested and is jailed in Brussels, but inspector Juve wants him arrested and sentenced for all his crimes in France. Thus Juve settles Fantômas' escape so he can be ... See full summary »
Fantômas has been arrested and is jailed in Brussels, but inspector Juve wants him arrested and sentenced for all his crimes in France. Thus Juve settles Fantômas' escape so he can be traced to his gang's, in Saint-Calais - France, where apaches Paulet and Ribonard have just robbed the diamonds of the broke Marquis de Tergall. On his way Fantômas kills justice Pradier and decides to go under this disguise when he finds that Pradier had just been appointed to Saint-Calais' court. Written by
"Le Faux Magistrat" is the final episode of Louis Feuillade's crime serial Fantomas. It is pretty nice ending to a brilliant series although I hoped for more dramatic episode, but still the ending has a very dramatic twist. The Episode starts really well with the jewelery crime and Fantomas escape from prison. Also nice thing about this episode is that it concentrates more on the character of Fantomas than the previous episodes that have focused more on inspector Juve and his journalist associate Fandor.
Fantomas is excellent series by Louis Feuillade that has not gotten the attention that it should deserve. It is exceptionally well made for pre-1920s serial. Recommended for all film buffs, especially those of particular interest for french silent cinema.
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