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Paul Éluard (poem)
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8 October 1971 (Finland) See more »
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  (in credits order)

María Casares ... Récitante / Narrator (voice) (as María Casarès)
Jacques Pruvost ... Récitant / Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Robert Hessens 
Alain Resnais 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Éluard  poem

Produced by
Pierre Braunberger .... producer
Original Music by
Guy Bernard 
Cinematography by
Henry Ferrand 
Film Editing by
Alain Resnais 
Production Management
Claude Hauser .... production manager
S. Lachin .... unit manager
Sound Department
Pierre-Louis Calvet .... sound
Special Effects by
Henry Ferrand .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
André Dumaître .... camera operator
W. Novik .... camera operator
Music Department
Marc Vaubourgoin .... conductor

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USA:13 min
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2 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Sorry attempt, 5 June 2011
Author: drystyx from United States

To be fair, this isn't a high budget film, so I was generous in giving this a 3/10. There was no action, just visuals, like a slide show, and most of us are quite bored with slide shows, unless you have majestic scenery. There was no majestic scenery here. Some paintings of gorgeous women, and some paintings of other people, that was it.

The film is about a war atrocity, and I can forgive the low budget effects, but not the direction. It was poorly concocted. It turned into many minutes of tedium. And therein was the greatest goof. You can't make a full length film out of boring paintings, but anything over 2 minutes is insane. In fact, you can tell the story much better by merely compressing it into a minute. It's like those bible verses in Leviticus and Numbers that just repeat the same stuff over and over, and make the reader or listener know that the person who is delivering this message is attacking the reader, is trying to make the reader suffer, is trying to do something bad to the reader or listener, and therefore the creator of this piece loses the trust of any sane viewer. And that is a horrendous mistake.

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