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A Fantastical Meal (1900)

Le repas fantastique (original title)
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A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

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A man and two women sit down to eat dinner, but several unexpected surprises prevent them from their repast: the legs of the table grow, the table disappears into the floor, and a ghostly spirit appears and takes possession of the man.

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A Fantastical Meal
28 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fantastical Meal, A (1900)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

aka Le Repas fantastique

Very funny film has a father and his two daughters trying to enjoy a peaceful meal but soon various magic tricks are taking place right before a ghost shows up. This is one of the director's better films as it offers some familiar magic tricks mixed in with some new ones. The highlight of the film is a scene where the father goes to cut the turkey only to have the table grow as tall as the ceiling. We get several gags dealing with chairs disappearing as people are trying to sit down but we also get new gags including a great sequence where the father gets possessed by the ghost and then goes flying around the room. The special effects dealing with the ghost are extremely good and it's shocking that forty-years later they wouldn't even be topped.


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