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La roue (1923) - Plot Summary Poster

(1923)

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  • Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.

    - Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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