Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Tih Minh 4: L'Homme dans la malle, Tih Minh 5: Chez les fous

FR 1918. D: Louis Feuillade. /18 fps/ 30' + 27'. Archives Gaumont-Pathé. ♪ Neil Brand. Tuesday 5 July 2005, Cinema Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Having been exposed, the crooks undergo a metamorphosis and go on with their villainous ways in a new villa under new guises. But the clever Placide has followed them hidden in a trunk. Tih Minh has regressed to the mental state of a baby, and Placide entices her to follow him with the help of a dog. D'Athys employs the services of two British experts: Dr. Cleuzel, "célèbre psychiatre Anglais", and Sir Francis Grey, a top man in the diplomatic hierarchy. The villains hijack Sir Grey to a mental hospital, "L'Asile Bon Repos" and wiretap the garden of the good guys. Still a great sense of mystery, action and rhythm in these episodes.

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