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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Sean Patrick Stevens's rating of the film A Fragment of Empire

    Saw a 73 minute print without intertitles that enhanced the protaganist's isolation and was impressed how it showcased the use of subjective camera coupled with a great lead performance which is an enduring testament to what can be accomplished without words in this era.

  2. José Neves's rating of the film A Fragment of Empire

    35mm. As Peter Bragov reported during the presentations of this mini-retrospective sessions, this is a film in permanent reconstruction according to its original version, which in each of its copies around the world always presents variations. With a great influence of Eisenstein, a wonderful film that makes cinema's own substratum, memory, the base of its script and editing: to remember is to assemble images.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film A Fragment of Empire

    Superbe chef-d'oeuvre ponctué de quelques scènes-choc inoubliables (un Christ crucifié portant un masque à gaz, le soldat mourant de soif et se désaltérant aux mamelles d'une chienne qui allaite) L'écriture cinématographique est d'un modernisme et d'une richesse rares, attisés par le puissant courant révolutionnaire de l'époque... www.cinefiches.com