DVD 60 mins IMDB 7.7
NR (Not Rated)
L'Âge d'Or
Kino Video (1930)
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Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
France  /  French

Gaston Modot The Man
Lya Lys Young Girl
Caridad de Laberdesque Chambermaid and Little Girl
Max Ernst Leader of men in cottage
Josep Llorens Artigas Governor
Lionel Salem Duke of Blangis
Germaine Noizet Marquise
Duchange Conductor
Bonaventura Ibáñez Marquis
Jean Aurenche Bandit
Joan Castanyer
Pancho Cossío
Marie Berthe Ernst

The film consists of a series of tightly interlinked vignettes, the most sustained of which details the story of a man and a woman who are passionately in love. Their attempts to consummate their passion are constantly thwarted, by their families, by the Church and bourgeois society in general. In one notable scene, the young girl passionately fellates the toe of a religious statue.

In the final vignette, the place card narration tells of an orgy of 120 days of depraved acts (a reference to the Marquis de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom) and tells us that the survivors of the orgy are ready to emerge. From the door of a castle emerges the Duc de Blangis, who strongly resembles Christ, with his long robes and beard. When a young girl runs out of the castle, the Duc comforts the girl, before taking her back into the castle. A scream is heard and the Duc emerges again, his beard mysteriously vanished. The film suddenly cuts to its final image, with the scalps of the women flapping in the wind on a crucifix, accompanied by jovial music. It has been suggested that this, along with scenes of violent expression earlier in the film as the lovestruck protagonist is manhandled along by two enforcers, may suggest that the film's message is that sexual repression, whether propagated by civil bourgeois society or by the church, breeds violence. This scene is alluded to in the opening sequence, which is an excerpt from a short science film about a scorpion. There we are informed that the Scorpion has five prismatic articulations, culminating in a sting.

Source: Wikipedia

Edition Details
Edition 1930
Barcode 738329038823
Region 0
Release Date 11/23/2004
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Subtitles English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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