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Le sang d'un poète
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Release Date:
20 May 2010 (Greece) See more »
Plot:
A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A strange and baffling film for fans of surrealism mainly See more (28 total) »

Cast

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Enrique Rivero ... Poet
Elizabeth Lee Miller ... Statue (as Lee Miller)
Pauline Carton
Odette Talazac
Jean Desbordes ... Louis XV Friend
Fernand Dichamps
Lucien Jager
Féral Benga ... Black Angel
Barbette
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Jean Cocteau ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Cocteau 
 
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Jean Cocteau 

Produced by
Le Vicomte de Noailles .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Georges Périnal 
 
Film Editing by
Jean Cocteau 
 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne  (as Jean Gabriel d'Eaubonne)
 
Costume Design by
Coco Chanel 
 

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Also Known As:
"Le sang d'un poète" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:55 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone)
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The first public showing was at a gala evening held at Vieux-Colombier, Paris, France (20th January, 1932).See more »
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A strange and baffling film for fans of surrealism mainly, 27 December 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Surrealist cinema was at the height of its powers between the mid 1920's to the mid 1930's. For obvious reasons, the silent era had been particularly well suited to visually strong films. Like Luis Buñuel's L'âge d'or, The Blood of a Poet is one of the later films from this period. And both incorporate limited sound. In the case of this movie it is mainly music, with a little synchronised dialogue. It's a film that gives the impression of having an overall purpose and meaning but I have to admit, I really have no idea what it was. I found it baffling but interesting enough in a strange dream-like way. And at 50 minutes it hardly overstays its welcome. It's consistently well photographed and there are memorable sequences such as the hotel of strange rooms and the falling into a mirror moment. So, mainly, the film was of interest to me as an example of creative surrealism. But as to what it means? Ah, well, your own your own there I'm afraid…

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