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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Peđa's rating of the film The Kidnapping

  2. Slow Immersion's rating of the film The Kidnapping

    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.

  3. Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film The Kidnapping

    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.

  4. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Kidnapping

    ★★★★★ between the mountains, a burning clash between your birthplace and the love of your life. wonderful camerawork - that last travelling gave me chills - with a profound ethnographic scenery.

  5. nrh's rating of the film The Kidnapping

    A great film, with some genuinely extraordinary film making. Not "Ménilmontant," but what is? Released the same year as Giono's like minded "Song of the World," and fascinating to see the spirit of the silents was alive as late as 1934...