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Mother (1925)
"Visages d'enfants" (original title)

 |  Drama, Mystery, Romance  |  1925 (Germany)
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jean Forest ...
Victor Vina ...
Pierre Amsler, der Vater
Pierrette Houyez ...
Pierrette Amsler, die Tochter
Jeanne Marie-Laurent ...
La domestique
Rachel Devirys ...
Jeanne Dutois, zweite Frau Amslers
Henri Duval ...
Le Canonier
Arlette Peyran ...
Arlette Dutois, die Stieftochter
Suzy Vernon ...
La mère de Jean
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Charles Barrois
F. Greffin
P. Lecoq
Arturo Porchet ...
Le prêtre (as Arthur Porchet)
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A man whose wife has died remarries, and his new wife has a daughter of her own from a previous marriage. The man's young son, however, who loved his mother deeply and misses her terribly, resents his father's new wife, not wanting her to take the place of his beloved mother, and makes life miserable for his new stepsister.. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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20 August 2014 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

'Faces of children' is an astonishing picture, based on an original screenplay by J. Feyder and his wife, F. Rosay. It is a major masterpiece in the history of the 7th art. Its main theme is the bond between a mother and her child even after the mother's death. The editing is fascinating: one frame cuts (a technique later used by D. Vertov and A. Resnais) to evoke an obsessive dream, and the cutting and mixing of two scenes in order to enhance the dramatic tension. Other elements are fetishism (see L. Buñuel) and the bringing to life of a portrait in order to stress the unconscious emotional bond between mother and child. The directing of the children is simply superb. Akira Kurosawa explained it later so wonderfully: art is not the expression of (the artist's) personal emotions, but the engendering of emotions in the heart of the spectator.The latter should really share the joys and pains of the characters on the screen. Therefore, the directing must be focused on doing things 'naturally'. Jacques Feyder knew this all important message instinctively. He was a real master of Art.

This all important masterpiece is a must see for all movie buffs.


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