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La coquille et le clergyman (1928)

Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

Director:

Germaine Dulac

Writer:

Antonin Artaud
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Allin Alex Allin ... Le clergyman
Genica Athanasiou Genica Athanasiou ... La femme du général
Lucien Bataille Lucien Bataille ... Le général
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Obsessed with a general's woman, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, struggling against his own eroticism.

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Country:

France

Release Date:

16 February 1933 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A kagyló és a lelkész See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Production Co:

Délia Film See more »
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Runtime:

(restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The British Board of Film Censors banned this film in the UK in 1927, saying, "This film is so obscure as to have no apparent meaning. If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable." See more »

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Unbelievable
18 June 2018 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

A brilliant surreal film that was way beyond its time directed by a woman director. A commentary on church and the patriarchy without being afraid of anything, it's unbelievable that this is not as famous as some other surreal works of the time. The director, being a woman have had a lot of repercussions and that would be an extra reason for it to be celebrated now.


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