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Entr'acte (1924)

An absolute dada movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin dissapear.

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René Clair

Writers:

Francis Picabia (screenplay), René Clair (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Börlin Jean Börlin ... Le chasseur au chapeau tyrolien / Le prestidigitateur
Inge Frïss Inge Frïss ... La ballerine (as Mlle Frïss)
Francis Picabia Francis Picabia ... Un homme qui charge le canon
Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp ... Un joueur d'échecs
Man Ray ... Un joueur d'échecs (as Man-Ray)
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Darius Milhaud Darius Milhaud
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An absolute surrealistic movie. Somebody gets killed, his coffin gets out of control and after a surrelistic chase it stops. The person gets out of it and let everybody who followed the coffin disapear. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Антракт See more »

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Production Co:

Les Ballets Suedois See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ballet Relâche was performed for the first time at the Théâtre des Champs Elyseés in 1924. It is based on a book and with settings by Francis Picabia, a ballet in two acts commissioned and staged by the Ballets Suédois of Rolf de Maré, choreography by Jean Borlin. This film was shown between the two acts, with music by Erik Satie. See more »

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Referenced in Lekcja polskiego kina (2002) See more »

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Stop making sense!
23 November 2005 | by m67165See all my reviews

This is it, for me! Absolute pure cinematic fun! This movie is not trying to tell you a story, although there is a plot about a funeral that ends up transforming into some unexpected events. I just had to laugh, and also marvel at some images that are simply beautiful, like some sort of silent visual music.

What the director does is basically a collage of absurd images and some camera tricks. These involve some artists of the time. I must say I am quite surprised by its freshness even today. Now I know where musical video clips come from! The first time I saw it, I was going to see some old silent movies, and this one was shown first, and I had no idea what it was all about. In a way, I still don't, and that's even better! Stop making sense for a while and start the fun!


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