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Le brasier ardent (1923)

A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms. While she enjoys the way he caters to her every whim, she wonders whether he really ... See full summary »

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... Zed - le détective
... Elle
Nicolas Koline ... Le mari
Camille Bardou ... Le président du Club
Huguette Delacroix ... La Grand Mère (as Mme. A. de la Croix)
Franco Zellas ... (as François Zellas)
Paul Franceschi
Jules de Spoly
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A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms. While she enjoys the way he caters to her every whim, she wonders whether he really loves her. He, on the other hand, torments himself by imagining rivals. One morning she awakens from a nightmare in which she has been pursued by a man in various guises, who turns out to be the famous Detective Z, whose memoirs she has been reading. When she and her husband quarrel over leaving Paris permanently for a country estate, he goes to the "Trouve Tout" Agency and hires, of all people, Detective Z, to win back her affection. She promptly steals their marriage contract. Z tracks down the document and is nearly seduced in the process, but he resists her and returns to the comforts of home, his adoring mother, and a pet bulldog. In a chic restaurant one evening, she challenges him to a dancing duel, which he wins. After her confession of love, he goes home with a toothache. The contract is ... Written by Jose Guilherme Correa <jgcorrea@rio.matrix.com.br>

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2 November 1923 (France)  »

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The Burning Brazier  »

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Nathalie Lissenko and Ivan Mozzhukhin not only co-starred in this and many other movies, they were married. They emigrated to France, along with many other Russian actors and artists, after the Bolshevik Revolution. See more »

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Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

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some very striking scenes
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this film in Paris. The showing was accompanied by a band that played wonderfully. The film is very interesting. Some of the scenes seemed a little long and were not particularly innovative. I also wasn't that taken with the female protagonist-- not with her personality or the acting. However the film also includes couple of scenes that are mesmerizing. In particular the scene in which the husband goes into a mysterious building and encounters a roomfull of men, who are all potential detectives, is one of the most remarkable I've ever seen. Together with the music, the film is delightful.


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