Paris qui Dort

Movies, Comedy
The first feature of director-writer-novelist-Dadaist René Clair resembles his better-known short 'Entr'acte' in its manic comic invention and its all-round energetic absurdity. It starts out with a crazed inventor perfecting a ray that suspends animation throughout Paris, and then has a great deal of fun tracing the paths of a handful of 'survivors' through the frozen city. The prolific jokes about motion and stasis are fundamentally movie concept gags, and they relate directly to contemporary avant-garde film concerns.

By: TR

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Cast and crew

Director: René Clair
Screenwriter: René Clair
Cast: Charles Martinelli
Albert Préjean
Henri Rollan
Madeleine Rodrigue
Marcel Vallée