Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »
Ewald André Dupont
Lya De Putti
Garadoux has beaten his wife. His lawyer Fremissin is young and very shy, and therefore, not very efficient... Two years after, Garadoux is trying to seduce Cecile, but she prefers ... See full summary »
The husband and wife acting team of Mae Feather and Julian Gordon is torn apart when he discovers she is having an affair with the screen comedian Andy Wilks. Mae hatches a plot to kill her... See full summary »
Danish silent movie-star Asta Nielsen formed her own production company to make this film, in which new elements are combined with features (and a few lines) familiar from Shakespeare's ... See full summary »
Andrei lives a secluded life with his aunt, studying and thinking about his now-deceased mother. His friend Tsenin is concerned, and tries to get Andrei to accompany him to social events. ... See full summary »
Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a terrible mother-in-law. She controls her daughter, and soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well... See full summary »
A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, ... See full summary »
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!
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"L'Atalante "aka "Le Chaland qui Passe" Jean Vigo 1933-34
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