In the Land of Darkness

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In the Land of Darkness

In the Land of Darkness

Release Date: January 12, 1912

Year    :   1912
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Société Française des Films Éclair
Director    :   Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Émile Zola
RunTime    :   30 mins.

In 1912 Jasset turned from fantasy and spectacle to realism in making the first of two Zola adaptations, as part of Éclair's new series of social dramas. For Au pays des ténèbres, based on Germinal, he took his crew to Charleroi in Belgium to film in authentic locations, and although he updated the story to the present, he went to great lengths to recreate in the studio the detail of the actual mining galleries, exploiting the ability of film to be a recorder of contemporary reality.

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