L'homme a l'Hispano

(The Man with the Hispano-Suizo)

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Jean Murat, Marie Bell, Joan Helda, Gaston Mauger,

PRECEDED BY: LA VILLANELLE DES RUBANS (THE VILLANELLE OF RIBBONS) A filmed song. (1932, 7 mins, In French, B&W, 35mm, From La Cinémathèque française)

An ode to transportation, as well as to every possible kind of cinematic movement, Epstein’s film features the intrigue of a love triangle and the theme of a desire for world travel. It carries the plot over a great deal of terrain in the process. Even with its hammy acting and over-deliberate dialogue, the film features moments of both visual and audio bravado typical of Epstein’s penchant for derailing narrative lines with cinematic excesses.

Anthology Film Archives
  • Jean Epstein
Based On
  • The novel by Pierre Frondaie

  • Armand Thirard
  • Joseph Barth
  • French
  • with English electronic titling
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 90 mins
  • Cinémathèque Française