La Belle dame sans merci

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La Belle dame sans merci

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La Belle dame sans merci

Release Date: January 01, 1920

Year    :   1920
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   D.H.
Director    :   Germaine Dulac
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Germaine Dulac, Irène Hillel-Erlanger
RunTime    :   80 mins.

"Taking its title from John Keats’s early 19th-century poem, this highly personal melodrama finds Dulac interrogating the archetype of the femme fatale. La belle dame sans merci follows a famous actress who was once seduced and abandoned by a rich man and subsequently resolved to become a “merciless woman,” forever scheming to hurt others (men in particular) in a ruthless yet captivating manner. Dulac challenges the Romantic archetype embodied in Keats’s poem by way of symbolist mise en scène, self-reflexive narration, and her typically associative approach to editing, locating a modern ambiguity within the stereotypical figures of 19th-century art." - Film Society of Lincoln Center

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