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Six et demi onze (1927)

A renowned doctor and his brother live and work together until the brother falls in love with Marie, a singer, and gives up medicine to be with her. After a time however, she misses her old... See full summary »

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Jean Epstein

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Marie Epstein
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Credited cast:
Edmond Van Daële ... Jérome de Ners
Suzy Pierson Suzy Pierson ... Marie Mortelle / Mary Winter
Nino Constantini Nino Constantini ... Jean de Ners (as Nino Costantini)
René Ferté ... Harry Gold
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Jeanne Helbling
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A renowned doctor and his brother live and work together until the brother falls in love with Marie, a singer, and gives up medicine to be with her. After a time however, she misses her old life and goes back on the stage - an act which leads her lover to commit suicide. Later the doctor and Marie also meet, and she becomes his mistress. He finds out about his brother's suicide and goes through his artifacts looking for a clue as to what might have been the cause. He finds a photograph of Marie and realizes the truth, which decimates their relationship. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 June 1927 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

6 1/2 x 11 See more »

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Films Jean Epstein See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Wonderful and beautiful, a silent masterpiece.
12 February 2002 | by pelletsSee all my reviews

Female infidelity leads a man, Jean, to commit suicide. When he is dead his brother, Jerôme, starts having an affair with the same woman, Mary. But... there is a photography left of her first brother, who the second is getting closer to finding - hence the title (6,5 X 11 - an film negative format). Wonderfully photographed with moving camera, superimposed pictures and a contrast that leaves nothing to be desired. Interesting use of the close-up to emphasize the story as well. And notice the use of the mirror to show how the story is about to repeat itself. The mice-en-scene could, throughout the film, be though to have come directly from a display of state-of-the-art modernist interior design architecture - stunningly beautiful. The men in this film all wear lipstick, silk garments and nail-polish in their very chic upper-class fashion. Oscar Wilde would not be let down. Do not miss this film, should you ever get the chance to see it.


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