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Jean Renoir
3.4
76 Ratings

Whirlpool of Fate

La fille de l'eau

Directed by Jean Renoir
France, 1925
Silent, Drama, Romance
  • Silent
  • English
Jean Renoir

Synopsis

A young girl lives on a barge with her father and her uncle Jeff. Her father gets drowned and she is left with Jeff, who mistreats her. She runs away and first meets a poacher who gives her shelter, then Georges, a young and shy bourgeois who falls for her.

Our take

We continue our Jean Renoir retrospective by leaping back to his sophomore feature, Whirlpool of Fate: a saga of romance and class struggle realized through a budding yet distinct lyricism. Too often is America’s contribution to silent cinema overstated, and this film’s feats alone argue otherwise.

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