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Thais (1917)

A silent film about a women who seduces a married man which in turn leads to deadly consequences.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Augusto Bandini Augusto Bandini ... Oscar
Alberto Casanova Alberto Casanova ... A suitor
Thaïs Galitzky Thaïs Galitzky ... Vera Preobrajenska / Thaïs
Ileana Leonidoff ... Bianca Stagno-Bellincioni
Dante Paletti Dante Paletti ... A suitor
Mario Parpagnoli ... Count of San Remo
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Bianca Bellincioni Stagno is an expert dancer. Of Slavic origin is the countess Vera Preobajenska, eccentric writer with the pseudonym of Thais.She likes to give crazy looks, but she does not love anyone with sincerity and she enjoys collecting lovers. Thais invites Count San Remo to seduce him too. The house is decorated in a futuristic style, with hypnotizing geometric patterns, repetitive elements on the walls like the eyes of a peacock's tail. Bianca falls from the horse, because disappointed by the Count who loved inside her, she launches into a wild ride on horseback. Thais feels guilty for this. Thais wants to die in the poisonous gases in his room, but his survival instinct lights up even though Thais dies in despair and madness. Written by luigicavaliere

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Country:

Italy

Release Date:

4 October 1917 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Les possédées See more »

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Novissima Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2001 restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A deadly chain reaction because a puppet
23 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

Bianca Bellincioni Stagno is an expert dancer. Of Slavic origin is the countess Vera Preobajenska, eccentric writer with the pseudonym of Thais.She likes to give crazy looks, but she does not love anyone with sincerity and she enjoys collecting lovers. Thais invites Count San Remo to seduce him too. The house is decorated in a futuristic style, with hypnotizing geometric patterns, repetitive elements on the walls like the eyes of a peacock's tail. Bianca falls from the horse, because disappointed by the Count who loved inside her, she launches into a wild ride on horseback. Thais feels guilty for this. Thais wants to die in the poisonous gases in his room, but his survival instinct lights up even though Thais dies in despair and madness. The possessiveness towards people changes when a loved one dies because of her sort of collecting of lovers as if they were puppets. It 's like though a puppet difficult to add to the collection, for the other is a crazy love and indirectly the puppet triggers a deadly chain reaction


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