"La Foire Aux Chimères" was Pierre Chenal's peak:that movie overshadows every other work of the director as a complete and perfect achievement.
It seemed that Pierre Chenal couldn't do any more great stuff.He worked in South America before returning in his homeland where he produced some fairly interesting movies ,particularly the funny " L'Assassin Connait La Musique" , the curious "Jeux Dangereux".
Unfortunately ,"Section Des Disparus" ,a France/Argentina co- production suffers for a very derivative screenplay ,some bizarre Latin parboiled cross between a lite "double indemnity" (the scene of the train) and Stahl's "Leave her to heaven" (the final scenes).An actress who looks like a Joan Crawford ersatz ,and Maurice Ronet who was about to become one of the best actors of his generation:greater glories would follow ,such as "Ascenceur Pour L'Echafaud" ,"Plein Soleil" (Purple noon)or "Celui Qui Doit Mourir" .
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