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In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors. In spite of the bad omen, the young maid's boyfriend decides to sail away. Worried, the young maid ask for help to a mysterious old man and his magical crystal ball in order to calm down the rough seas. Written by jsanchez

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6 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors. In spite of the bad omen, the young maid's boyfriend decides to sail away. Worried, the young maid ask for help to a mysterious old man and his magical crystal ball in order to calm down the rough seas.

I happened to really enjoy this film. Sadly, though, what I probably enjoyed the most was the music, which was presumably added much, much later. Regardless, the picture is great, and you have to love the salty seaman. The film was shot at Belle Île and starred local fishermen and lighthouse keepers, adding to their authenticity.

Director Jean Epstein is praised regarding this film for the use of "alternative" time measurements in both picture and sound. I have no opinion on that one way or the other.


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