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The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)
"La coquille et le clergyman" (original title)

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Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

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Alex Allin ...
Le clergyman
Genica Athanasiou ...
La femme du général
Lucien Bataille ...
Le général
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Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

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16 February 1933 (Japan)  »

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A kagyló és a lelkész  »

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The British Board of Film Censors banned this film in the UK in 1927, saying, "This film is so obscure as to have no apparent meaning. If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable." See more »

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Germaine Dulac was no ordinary French female film-director. She was Avante-Garde and radical in her film-making which did not include a laugh track or sound. Everything was visual and her silent classics were visuals to be appreciated and understood by all of us. There was a reason that so many people saw the same movie numerous times during that era. First, it was very inexpensive and second, you needed to revisit and see the film again and again until you saw it completely. That's how films once were, films were visual masterpieces and in Dulac's case, she helped reshape the role of women in films to include more than just being an actress. She was the producer, director, and writer. She was many things to many people on film sets in France. Film was new and fresh invention that those of us who seek to learn more about art should watch Dulac's classic.


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