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L'or des mers (1932)

 -  Drama  -  5 May 1933 (France)
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Les Pauvres Gens
19 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Recently restored ,"L'Or Des Mers ",when it was released ,came too late ;the Synchro -Ciné process was stillborn in the world of the talkies .

The cast and credits tell us so :the movie was entirely filmed on location on an island on the coast of Brittany ,then dubbed in studio . A short prologue depicts the miserable life of the people there ,who starve half of the year ;we are not far from Bunuel's "las Hurdes" ,which was released the same year .

There the comparison ends ;"L'Or Des Mers" is a fiction,a rather simplistic fable that shows that the real gold is not to be found in a coffer found in the sea.

An old man,the last ,lonely and wretched person of the island,despised by everyone around ,finds a strange box which might contain a treasure:the villagers become friendly but their kindness is only a facade ;one of them wants his boy to marry the old man's daughter provided she brings him the gold .

The story is slow,and terribly derivative ;the most interesting is the documentary side:those people seem to live in Victor Hugo's "Les Pauvres Gens " time :nothing surfaces from the French civilization of the thirties:no radio,no newspapers,not even a book .The children who laughs at the old man behind his window,do not seem to have a school ;it's an illiterate world .

This movie is very different from what the French directors used to do in the early thirties and was doomed from the beginning:the problem is that Epstein probably wavered between pure documentary and fiction;the former ,as Bunuel did in "Las Hurdes" would have certainly been better.

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" Finnis Terrae" (Epstein,1929) "La Femme Du Bout Du Monde " (Epstein,1937) "Dieu A Besoin Des Hommes " (Delannoy,1950) "Eaux troubles" (Calef ,1949)


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