L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT INCONNU

by Henri STORCK
1931 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 00

Storck watched all news items of the year 1928: the year when sixty countries signed an agreement outlawing war (Kellogg-Briand Pact). Subsequently, he juxtaposed this heart-warming utopia with the presages of what was to come (1932): burgeoning nationalism, repressive law enforcement authorities, unrestrained colonialism and bellicose politics. Ferocious editing sarcastically juxtaposes these good intentions with the political farce of speeches and parades, all to the tune of factory chimneys collapsing in slow motion and the exhumed body of an 'unknown soldier'.

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distribution format 16mm
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
rental fee 43,00 €