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I Accuse (1919)
"J'accuse!" (original title)

 -  Horror | War  -  25 April 1919 (France)
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Director Abel Gance managed to secure the enthusiastic support of the wartime French government by presenting this anti-war classic to the relevant officials as a fervently patriotic film. Not until an official watching French soldiers form ranks to spell out the film title for the opening credits did anyone in the French government bother to ask who or what the film accused. Gance's answer: "The war and its stupidity." See more »

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Child #1: It's war!
Child #2: What's war?
Child #1: I don't know.
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Riveting Anti-War Movie Fantasy
3 August 2001 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

It's hard to describe the images you will see in this film. They cut to the very core of the most horrific results of war. It is a fantasy which will leave you with images that will not leave you.

Any mention of the particulars here might spoil the experience of this great silent offering.


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