Judex

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Franju's superbly elegant and enjoyable tribute to the adventure fanatasies of Louis Feuillade sees the eponymous righter-of-wrongs (Pollack) abduct a wicked banker in order to prevent villainess Diana (Bergé, glorious in black cat suit) laying her hands on a fortune the banker's daughter (Scob) is due to inherit. Cue for a magical clash between good and evil, with the director revelling in poetic symbolism (the opening masked ball finds our hero, with forbidding bird mask, creating a dove out of thin air), black-and-white photography that thrills with its evocation of a lost, more innocent era, and surreal set pieces.

Details

Release details

Duration:
95 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Georges Franju
Screenwriter:
Jacques Champreux, Francis Lacassin
Cast:
Channing Pollack
Edith Scob
Francine Bergé
Jacques Jouanneau
Sylva Koscina
Michel Vitold