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The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (1929)

Les mystères du château de Dé (original title)
Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Georges Auric ... Himself
Jacques-André Boiffard
Le Comte de Beaumont ... Himself
Alice de Montgomery
Le Vicomte de Noailles ... Himself
Marie-Laure de Noailles ... Herself
Bernard Deshoulières
Eveline Orlowska
Lily Pastré
... Himself
Marcel Rival
Henri d' Ursel
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Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide to drive to Paris. Country roads, hills, fences. The posh "chateau" appears again: meticulous garden, fancy interior, odd sculptures. And at home? "No one, NO ONE." For the next two days, masked figures play dice, frolic by the pool, perform exercises with a ball. Two new figures arrive. Masked. They search and find the dice. They dance. Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. Written by David Carless

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6 June 1929 (France)  »

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Premiered with Un Chien Andalou (1929) at Studio des Ursulines. Man Ray wanted a second film to show with his own and was introduced to Luis Buñuel, who had just completed Un Chien Andalou (1929) with Salvador Dalí. See more »

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"Amazing"
24 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just love the work of Man Ray, his paintings, photography and his films. His work is that of an independent artist, with a free thinking mind. This film shows it in form and content.

I recently had the opportunity to go to Paris, where I visited his old haunts, Rue De Ferou Studio, The Campaign Premier Studio, The Luxembourg, and his final resting place. All of which I found just as inspiring as his work. When I watch films like these it inspires and motivates me.

I love the images and the montage of disconnected space. What interests me most are his ideas, I find them refreshing and unique.

Not for everyone, but if you like unique images and strange disconnected connections, it's a must see.


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