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J'accuse! (1919)

J'accuse (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, War | 25 April 1919 (France)
The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

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Credited cast:
... Jean Diaz
Maxime Desjardins ... Maria Lazare
... François Laurin
Angèle Guys ... Angele
Maryse Dauvray ... Edith Laurin
Mancini ... Jean's Mother
Elizabeth Nizan
Pierre Danis
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Blaise Cendrars
Paul Duc ... Orphan
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The story of two men, one married, the other the lover of the other's wife, who meet in the trenches of the First World War, and how their tale becomes a microcosm for the horrors of war.

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Blaise Cendrars: the assistant director for the film had joined the French foreign legion during WWI (he was a Swiss citizen) and lost an arm in the battle. He can be seen playing at the end of the movie when the dead soldiers stand up. See more »

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Title Card: Chance does not like secrets.
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Riveting Anti-War Movie Fantasy
3 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to describe the images you will see in this film. They cut to the very core of the most horrific results of war. It is a fantasy which will leave you with images that will not leave you.

Any mention of the particulars here might spoil the experience of this great silent offering.


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