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In France ,Gance's remake of "Mater Dolorosa" (1932) is dismissed as "awful cheesy melodrama" .
The silent version (nobody seems to have seen the complete version :it is not sure it is still available) has a remaining running time of about 55 minutes.It is sometimes difficult to catch up with the plot.It seems that parts are essentially missing in the first half: the wife's "illegal" love is only skimmed over and her lover's suicide does not make much sense.
Best scenes: the lovers' argument,looking like a shadow show,the husband in front of his son's bed ,his criminal thoughts.The doctor's consultation is also a good moment,recalling the Lumiere bros shorts.
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