Should have stayed with silent films where he was the greatest that ever lived. It is hard to recognise that this was made by Kirsanoff. No visual panache at all, awful soundtrack instead of sound and dialogue, and completely boring story unlike many of his intriguing shorts.
A strange near-masterpiece of hillbilly passion and revenge based on forgotten Swiss author C. F. Ramuz's novel, directed by Russian emigre Dimitry Karsanoff. A French-Swiss mountain man kidnaps a German-Swiss mountain man's lady friend, hauls her back to his village after the latter kills his sheep dog. A hunt for the girl leads to a giddy conflagration caused by a grotesque village idiot. Pretty wild stuff.