MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 103,709 this week

L'hirondelle et la mésange (1920)

 |  Drama  |  31 May 2015 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 85 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 368 titles
created 27 Dec 2012
 
a list of 16 titles
created 15 Feb 2014
 
a list of 859 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 739 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: L'hirondelle et la mésange (1920)

L'hirondelle et la mésange (1920) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of L'hirondelle et la mésange.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

La terre (1921)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

As Jean is walking across the countryside in search of work, he helps and befriends a young woman, Françoise, who is having trouble controlling the cow that she is leading. Jean finds work ... See full summary »

Director: André Antoine
Stars: Armand Bour, René Alexandre, Germaine Rouer
The Blue Bird (1918)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur
Stars: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Director: Jean Vigo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller
L'Age d'Or (1930)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A surrealist tale of a man and a woman passionately in love with one another, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society.

Director: Luis Buñuel
Stars: Gaston Modot, Lya Lys, Caridad de Laberdesque
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

Director: Germaine Dulac
Stars: Alex Allin, Genica Athanasiou, Lucien Bataille
Happiness (1935)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A hapless loser (with the surname of Loser) undergoes misadventures with avaracious clergy, a tired horse, and a walking granary (among other things) on his road to collectivized happiness.

Director: Aleksandr Medvedkin
Stars: Pyotr Zinovyev, Yelena Yegorova, Nikolai Cherkasov
Ménilmontant (1926)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A couple is brutally murdered in the working-class district of Paris. Later on, the narrative follows the lives of their two daughters, both in love with a Parisian thug and leading them to separate ways.

Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff
Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa, Yolande Beaulieu, Guy Belmont
Pan (1922)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lieutenant Thomas Glahn, a hunter and ex-military man, lives alone in a forest hut with his faithful dog. Meeting Edvarda, the daughter of a merchant, they feel strongly attracted to each other, but neither understands the other's love.

Director: Harald Schwenzen
Stars: Hjalmar Fries, Hans Bille, Gerd Egede-Nissen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One of the first feminist movies, The Smiling Madame Beudet is the story of an intelligent woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband is used to playing a stupid practical joke in ... See full summary »

Director: Germaine Dulac
Stars: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d'Yd
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Dimitri Kirsanoff
Stars: Nadia Sibirskaïa
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Psychological narrative avantgarde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a classy English woman (Pearl), a Russian sculptress (Athalia), and a naive ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Epstein
Stars: Jeanne Helbling, Suzy Pierson, Olga Day
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maguy Deliac ...
Marthe - la jeune soeur de Griet qui aide sur la péniche
...
Michel - le nouveau pilote de la péniche
Louis Ravet ...
Pierre Van Groot - le patron batelier
Jane Maylianes ...
Griet Van Groot - la femme de Pierre qui le seconde avec Griet
Georges Denola ...
Le diamantaire
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 May 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Andorinha e a Abelharda  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(tinted) (segments)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Once shown by The Cinema Club in Paris at a special showing at the Colisée in 1923. See more »

Connections

Featured in Permeke (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

River of no return
16 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

On the canals in the north of France and in Belgium,Pierre has got two barges.He is helped by his wife Marthe and his sister-in-law,Griet.

Deemed "not commercial enough" ,"L'Hirondelle et la Mésange" was indefinitely shelved and never released .It was 1982 before Henri Colpi ("Une Aussi Longue Absence" ) edited the negatives ;they added music which is splendid :the accordion sometimes sounds like an organ.

It is sure easy to see the reason why the film was never theatrically released.It's almost a documentary,with a plot kept to the minimum.However,the pictures are splendid ,sometimes worthy of a Jacques Brel song (such as "le Plat Pays"),taking us to Belgian ancient magnificent towns..Entirely shot on location,it was a movie ahead of its time.

The plot is minimal,and the story line really happens only in the last third. Paul's desire is filmed in a disturbing way:it includes voyeurism,fetishism (the bandages),rape attempt.It's a far cry from a romantic love affair on the quiet waters of a canal.And ,it's the last straw (and probably one of the reasons the producers decided to leave it in the cans),the ending is thoroughly immoral!

Like this?Try this.....

"L'Atalante "aka "Le Chaland qui Passe" Jean Vigo 1933-34


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss L'hirondelle et la mésange (1920) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?