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Maldone (Misdeal)

Maldone (Misdeal)
  • 1928
  • France
  • 102 min
  • Directed by: Jean Grémillon
  • Written by: Alexandre Arnoux
  • Cast: Charles Dullin, Marcelle Charles Dullin, Geymond Vital

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Gremillon’s first masterpiece: a bargee inherits the family estate, but yearns for freedom.

Misanthropic Maldone works the canals, falls for a gypsy woman, but then comes into his inheritance. Upon this slender story, Gremillon crafts a unique visual experience, hallucinatory in its intensity. Changing style with each location, the movie presents unforgettable imagery: the feverish summer brightness of the canal scenes, the languid art deco casino, the dervish frenzy of the dance floor. The result is a classic of screen poetry.

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