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L'Aigle à deux têtes (The Eagle with Two Heads)

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Edwige Feuillère Edwige Feuillère
Natasha, la Reine
Silvia Monfort Silvia Monfort
Édith de Berg
Jean Marais Jean Marais
Stanislas
Jean Debucourt Jean Debucourt
Felix de Willenstein
Jacques Varennes Jacques Varennes
Comte de Foehn
Ahmed Abdallah Ahmed Abdallah
Toni
Maurice Nasil Maurice Nasil
Gentz


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Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau
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The Eagle with Two Heads

1 year, 6 months ago at Dec 9 17:25
After the storied highs and artistically daring work of Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau’s follow-up is something of a drastic comedown and a minor work. It’s the odd man out in his small canon. There’s no flights of poetic lyricism, no smoke-and-mirrors special effects that enchant with their hands-on approach. It’s a claustrophobic and stage-bound film, and incapable of removing itself... read more
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Description: Political intrigue and psychological drama run parallel. The queen is in seclusion, veiling her face for the ten years since her husband's assassination, longing to join him in death. Stanislas, a poet whose pen name is Azrael, is a suicidal anarchist, his imagination haunted into hate by longing for this queen who's drawn apart. He enters her private quarters intent on killing her then himself, but they fall in love, in part because he looks like the king. Stanislas wants her to regain political power by appearing to the public, and she tries to convince him to find hope and escape. All the while, the queen's enemies plot to ke ... (more)
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The Eagle with Two Heads

“After the storied highs and artistically daring work of Beauty and the Beast, Jean Cocteau’s follow-up is something of a drastic comedown and a minor work. It’s the odd man out in his small canon. There’s no flights of poetic lyricism, no smoke-and-mirrors special effects that enchant with their hands-on approach. It’s a claustrophobic and stage-bound film, and incapable of removing itself from its origins.   There’s a strong sense of romanticism here, like many of Cocteau’s films, in the traditional sense. Not only is it sweepingly emotional, with melodramatics that thunder from the mountaintop, but there’s a potent sense of tragedy and danger lurking around. This is romanticism in a literary sense, with the emotionally turmoil reflected in the weather, atmospheric castle” read more

JxSxPx rated this 6/10 1 year, 6 months ago

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