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The Three Passions

Directed by Rex Ingram
United Kingdom, 1928
Drama

Synopsis

Philipp, the son of a shipyard owner grows disgusted with his father’s pursuit of money and in an act of revulsion joins an Angelical monastery.

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The Three Passions Directed by Rex Ingram

Critics reviews

As drama, this film is nothing new. Yet the mise en scène points in fresh and fascinating directions. After four films made on location, The Three Passions reaches its apogee in a surreal Art Deco nightclub that could only ever be a set. Couples dance back and forth across a geometrical black-and-white floor. A jazz band – their faces painted, their suits emblazoned with musical notes – plays as a row of disembodied legs kicks in a vast mirror below the stage.
September 07, 2015
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