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The Love of Zero (1927)

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While playing his trombone one Sunday, the enthusiastic Zero sees Beatrix and falls in love. He returns the next week to express his feelings, and it's mutual. Over the next few months, ... See full summary »

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Joseph Marievsky ...
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Anielka Elter ...
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While playing his trombone one Sunday, the enthusiastic Zero sees Beatrix and falls in love. He returns the next week to express his feelings, and it's mutual. Over the next few months, they spoon, kiss, and find happiness. Then, she receives a letter from Kabul, demanding that she return to the palace of the grand vizier. The lovers part, heartbroken. Zero tries expressing himself to a woman on the street. He meets derision. Then, news of Beatrix. Does this romance end in smiles or tears? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Pretty amazing
20 April 2002 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Robert Florey's Loves of Zero is, as we are told by an opening placard, "an impressionist film made for less than $200.00." And that it is! Great-Grandpappy was right, though. You used to get a heck of a lot for your money back in the good old days. This is mostly just a few friends having a ball on film, playing with the potentialities. It's reminiscent of Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou in that way, except it's not meant to piss us off. The film is goofy, and it knows it, but it is also very beautiful and, ultimately, very poetic. It's certainly a short film that deserves to be more widely known. Just think of how many small masterpieces - or even large ones - from this time period have been lost. Loves of Zero has not been lost, but it might as well be. 10/10.


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