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Le mystère des roches de Kador (1912)

The action takes place in Brittany .Fernand De Keranic wants to latch on to his niece and ward Suzanne's fortune.He tries to do away with her and her lover when she goes for a sail with ... See full summary »

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Suzanne de Lormel
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The action takes place in Brittany .Fernand De Keranic wants to latch on to his niece and ward Suzanne's fortune.He tries to do away with her and her lover when she goes for a sail with captain D'Erquy.A tempest rises.The man is given for dead ,but Suzanne is saved, after "struggling against the raging sea". Sadly,.Suzanne has lost her mind and her memory ,and doctor Williams gives her his special Freudian treatment : he films the reconstruction of the drama and shows his work to his patient :the film in the film,which holds her spellbound , Written by dbdumonteil

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1 December 1912 (France)  »

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Eviga vittnen eller Hafsklippornas hemlighet  »

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A personal mystery is solved
6 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I watched Jean-Luc Godard's documentary series Histoire(s) Du Cinema, there was a quick image from a silent film of a woman open mouthed, collapsing in front of a movie screen. The brief clip impressed me, but I had no way of knowing what the film's title was. A few months later, I am watching the Gaumont Treasures DVDs and I stumble onto the film with that clip. A personal mystery is solved!

The above mentioned scene is the centerpiece of this forty minute thriller. The plot is the classic of a scoundrel trying to do away with an heir to inherit a fortune. The mystery of the title isn't much of one, but the film is fun and also unexpected. A psychiatrist uses a motion picture camera to treat a patient, re-creating a traumatic event in that patient's life. This is an unconventional moment of self-reflexion for a film from 1912. I was fascinated. In addition to the set up, the actors are wonderful. Some have found director Leonce Perret wrong for the role of the scoundrel, but I found him appropriately light-hearted AND evil. His reactions during the masked ball finale are perfect. I actually prefer The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador to Perret's more revered The Child of Paris. It was a good time!


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