The first part depicts in parallel a wedding and the miners’ work. In the second part, Vanel creates a disturbing frightening atmosphere with two masked men ,one of whom was disfigured after an accident.
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I need to see this in a decent quality. The beginning seems like an expression of the vibration of the world, in an Epstein or Vigo style, cinema being cinema. The mine sequences are realist in cinematography and raw in editing. When the plot evolves, the film goes into proto-noir territory.