| Biography, Drama, History
A film about the French general's youth and early military career.
When director Abel Gance did not receive the necessary financial support to expand this film to complete his original conception of a cinematic trilogy, he discarded cans of film that would have been used, depriving future film historians of invaluable insights into the director's vision.
When Charlotte Corday assassinates Marat, the position of the knife and Marat's clothing change between shots.
The film was deemed lost until film historian Kevin Brownlow managed to locate and restore many segments from various sources. In 1981 it was finally reissued in a 235-minutes version with a new music score by Carmine Coppola.
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