Thursday, July 07, 2005

Le Chemineau

De zwerver. FR 1905. PC: Pathé. D: Albert Capellani. Based on Les Misérables by Hugo. Originally 110 m, this print incomplete. Tinted and toned. NFM. ♪ Donald Sosin. Thursday 7 July 2005, Cinéma Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Jean Valjean as a tramp (chemineau) enters the bishop's house as it snows, steals the silverware and gets caught. Already an assured touch to the subject by the director, who in 1911 directed the first feature-length adaptation of Hugo's novel.

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