Artikelnummer 6489

TWO FILM DVD: LA PETITE LISE (Little Lise) (1930) + UN CHIEN ANDALOU (An Andalusian Dog) (1929) * with switchable English subtitles *

Directed by Jean Grémillon Written by Charles Spaak Produced by Bernard Natan Emile Natan Pierre Alcover as Victor Berthier Joe Alex as dancer of the night Alex Bernard as Lise's client Julien Bertheau as André Raymond Cordy as billiard player Lucien Hector [fr] as convict Alexandre Mihalesco as L'usurier Pierre Piérade as M. Bazet Nadia Sibirskaïa as Lise Berthier Ernest Léardée [fr] as the violinist in the street Directed by Luis Buñuel Written by Luis Buñuel Salvador Dalí Produced by Luis Buñuel Pierre Braunberger Simone Mareuil as Young Girl (as Simonne Mareuil) Pierre Batcheff as Young Man and Second Young Man (as Pierre Batchef) Luis Buñuel as Man in Prologue (uncredited) Salvador Dalí as Seminarist and as Man on Beach (uncredited) Robert Hommet as Third Young Man (uncredited) Kieran Agterberg as Seminarist (uncredited) Fano Messan as Androgynous Young Woman (uncredited) Jaime Miravilles as Fat seminarist (uncredited)


Victor Berthier is a good man, but also a very jealous one. He killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He's very happy to return to Paris and meet Lise, his daughter, again. But, to his dismay, he finds that Lise, through the fault of André, her lover and pimp, has unwillingly committed a murder.

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 73 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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Those looking for a hidden message, or for that matter, "sense" in this film will be sorely disappointed. There isn't much to translate in this silent film: in fact, only three intertitles. The movie relies more on disconnected images, which critics have tried in vain since 1929 to link with everything from Marxist to Nihilist subtexts. There's the image of the moon, followed by the image of a man with a razor slicing a woman's eye (actually that of a dead calf). Then, a hand crawling with ants; followed by a transvestite on a bicycle; a hairy armpit; a severed hand on a sidewalk being poked with a stick; a sexual assault; a woman protecting herself with a tennis racket and the would-be rapist pulling a piano with its bizarre load; two apparently living statues in sand from the torso up, and so on. Who would be wrong to say that this film is not simply "art for art's sake"?

DVD-R has a few French intertitles with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 16 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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