6.9/10
272
0 user 6 critic

Venom and Eternity (1951)

Traité de bave et d'éternité (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 25 January 1952 (France)
In this experimental film, Isidore Isou, the leader of the lettrist movement, lashes out at conventional cinema and offers a revolutionary form of movie-making: through scratching and ... See full summary »

Director:

Isidore Isou (as Jean Isidore Isou)

Writer:

Isidore Isou
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Casa Roshell (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Casa Roshell is a haven for men who want to be women but cannot do so in their daily lives.

Director: Camila José Donoso
Stars: Roshell Terranova, Liliana Alba, Lia García
4 Copas (2008)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Diana is a teenager who is looking for true love, the kind of love she recognizes on her father's, Gabriel, relationship with her stepmother, Madalena. However, Diana finds out that ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Mozos
Stars: Rita Martins, Margarida Marinho, Filipe Duarte
Kuro (2017)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Japanese woman living in Paris with her paraplegic lover reminisces about their time together in Japan.

Directors: Joji Koyama, Tujiko Noriko
Stars: Jackie, Tujiko Noriko
Streetscapes (2017)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A film director confides in his interlocutor. He talks about the working process, about creative blocks, about artistic crises and expressive forces. At some point, the idea takes hold that... See full summary »

Director: Heinz Emigholz
Stars: John Erdman, Jonathan Perel, Natja Brunckhorst
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An embittered Professor and his daughter (whose job it is to nurse sucidal patients) try to deal with life in Iran before and after the fall of the Shah.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Stars: Manuchehr Esmaili, Mojgan Naderi, Parvaneh Goharani
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An analysis of the construction mechanism for the magic in dominant narrative cinema though the filming of Count Dracula, a commercial film by Jesús Franco.

Director: Pere Portabella
Stars: Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Soledad Miranda
Werewolf (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass. Nessa plots an escape, while Blaise lingers closer ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley McKenzie
Stars: Andrew Gillis, Kyle M. Hamilton, Bhreagh MacNeil
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Salomé Lamas
Stars: Paulo de Figueiredo
Hayat Var (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Hayat, her father and bedridden grandfather live in a riverside shack near the dangerously dark but breathtakingly beautiful waters of the Bosphorus. Hayat's father owns a small boat that ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem
Stars: Elit Iscan, Erdal Besikçioglu, Levent Yilmaz
L'ambassade (1973)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An unexpected response to Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile. A Super-8 film apparently found in an embassy -as it's written in the original title-, where political activists had taken ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Barbara Thorburn wiles away the hours with memories of Greta, her mother, the poet.

Director: Margaret Tait
Stars: Celia Imrie, Jack Shepherd, Gerda Stevenson
Wùlu (2016)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly
Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isidore Isou Isidore Isou ... Daniel
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Himself
Blanchette Brunoy ... Elle-même
Blaise Cendrars Blaise Cendrars ... Himself
Jean Cocteau ... Himself
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Herself
Edouard Dermithe Edouard Dermithe ... Himself (as Edouard Dhermitte)
Daniel Gélin ... Himself (as Daniel Gelin)
André Maurois André Maurois ... Himself
Armand Salacrou Armand Salacrou ... Himself (as A. Salacrou)
Rodica Valeanu Rodica Valeanu
Albert J. LeGros Albert J. LeGros ... Daniel (voice)
Bernard Blin Bernard Blin ... Narrator (voice)
Serge Serge ... (voice)
Colette Marchand ... (voice) (as Colette)
Edit

Storyline

In this experimental film, Isidore Isou, the leader of the lettrist movement, lashes out at conventional cinema and offers a revolutionary form of movie-making: through scratching and bleaching the film, through desynchronizing the soundtrack and the visual track, through deconstructing the story, he aims to renew the seventh art the same way he tried to revolutionize the literary world. Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

DVD

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 January 1952 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Venom and Eternity See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films M.-G. Guillemin See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed