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La prise de Tournavos (1897)

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Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements but ladders appear signaling the enemy is about to overrun this position. ... See full summary »

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Three military men, seen inside a fortification, are firing on an unseen enemy force. The call for reinforcements but ladders appear signaling the enemy is about to overrun this position. As they do all the military men run inside the nearby building and close a large door. Four enemy soldiers and an officer breach the fortification and try to break in the door. Failing this the officer call for the use of explosives. All the enemy soldiers take cover as the door is blown down. The officer is the first to return ordering his men to enter the building. As they follow his order he urges even more men to enter but a shot from within rings out killing the officer. Written by DrRichardh

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Surrender of Tournavoa
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Surrender of Tournavos, The (1897)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka La Prise de Tournavos

Here's a Melies film that doesn't contain any magic tricks or anything to do with the supernatural. In the film, four soldiers are against a brick wall trying to defend their city but the enemy eventually breaks in and uses dynamite to break through a wall. This short doesn't contain anything Melies is really known for but it does contain some nice action scenes within its short running time. The film has some nice direction and it's certainly better made than the majority of the action films made at this point in history. If you're new to the director then this isn't the best place to start but it's interesting for fans.


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