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Entr'acte (1924)

 -  Short  -  4 December 1924 (USA)
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An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear.

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Complete credited cast:
Jean Börlin ...
Le chasseur au chapeau tyrolien / Le prestidigitateur
Inge Frïss ...
La ballerine (as Mlle Frïss)
Francis Picabia ...
Un homme qui charge le canon
Marcel Duchamp ...
Un joueur d'échecs
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Un joueur d'échecs (as Man-Ray)
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Darius Milhaud
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An absolute surrealistic movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a surrelistic chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin disapear. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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This short is featured on the Criterion Collection DVD for À Nous la Liberté (1931). See more »

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Featured in The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Episode #1.3 (2011) See more »

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14 April 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Originally played as an intermission with no sound, this film is now a must for any fan/historian of fine art. Featuring cameos by Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, and other notables, Clair and Picabia's dada collage of different narratives, experimental use of the camera, and surrealist and absurdist images is the best example of experimental or dadaist films from the period. As unusual as it is to watch a film with no sound, the images created by the artists provide an extremely unique experience for the viewer. Fun for anyone, and especially interesting for those acquainted with the artists or the art movements themselves.


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