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Le Fantôme du Moulin Rouge

  • Film

Time Out says

Made immediately after the experimental short Entr'acte, this uses many of the same devices - superimposition, trick effects, comic occurrences caused by 'magic' - but harnesses them to a much more conventional narrative. A young man, unsuccessful in love, manages to leave his body and tours Paris, disembodied and invisible, playing practical jokes: a row of coats walks off from a hotel cloakroom; an unattended taxi drives itself away; a row of top hats appears on the pavement. This reconciliation of romantic comedy and surrealist gags, using fantasy to present avant-garde motifs, is typical of Clair, as is the largely irrelevant but utterly inspired 'Eccentrics' Bar' sequence.
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Release Details

  • Duration:6 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:René Clair
  • Screenwriter:René Clair
  • Cast:
    • Albert Préjean
    • Sandra Milovanoff
    • Georges Vaultier
    • José Davert
    • Maurice Schutz
    • Paul Olivier
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