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20 March 1925 (France) See more »
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After her father's death and her uncle having drunk all the inheritance, Virginia is left alone. She... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Catherine Hessling ... Virginia Rosaert
Charlotte Clasis ... Madame Maubien
Pierre Champagne ... Justin Crepoix
Maurice Touzé ... La Fuine
Georges Térof ... Monsieur Raynal
Madame Fockenberghe ... Madame Raynal
Harold Levingston ... Georges Raynal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
André Derain ... Patron du 'Bon Coin'
Van Doren ... Young lover
Pierre Lestringuez ... Jef
Henriette Moret ... La Roussette
Pierre Renoir ... Farmer

Directed by
Jean Renoir 
 
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Pierre Lestringuez 

Produced by
Jean Renoir .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jean Bachelet 
Alphonse Gibory 
 
Set Decoration by
Jean Renoir 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Champagne .... assistant director
 

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Also Known As:
"La fille de l'eau" - France (original title)
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71 min
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Poetic and innovative, 31 May 2008
Author: Thorkell A Ottarsson from Norway

This is the first film Renoir directed alone and it is by far his best silent film, of the ones I have seen (Whirlpool of Fate, Nana, Charleston Parade and The Little Match Girl).

The editing was just amazing. The quick cuts where so spot on and well paced. And the trick shots where like something from a poetic avant garde film. There was also a very nice close up of eyes, which reminded me of the Spaghetti Westerns.

The story is not bad. Reminded me a little of D.W. Griffith mellow drama. The acting is also not too bad but the strength of this film is first and foremost its visual aspect, something sadly lacking in his other silent films I have seen.

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