Daïnah la métisse (1932)

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Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation... See full summary »


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13 March 2019 | dbdumonteil
| Pattes Blanches
I'd like to talk about some details: The flashback ,which is very short ,allows some doubt about the murderer.I watched it picture by picture and I really cannot tell:it seems it's only a veil which is falling.Did she jump or was she pushed?But what's extraordinary is the obvious connection with Gremillon's later work "Pattes Blanches" (1947): the murder of the bad girl (Suzy Delair) by Maurice (Michel Bouquet) on the cliff,and the white bride veil .

Another thing that seems amazing: at the beginning of the French talkies period,the actors used to overplay,in a theatrical way (see Marcel Lherbier's or Abel Gance's works circa 1930).Here their performances are almost amateurish ,in the Bressonesque sense of the word.

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