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.


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

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