J’accuse (1938)

In 1919 French director Abel Gance released his anti-war epic ‘J’accuse’. Having fought in the early days of the conflict, before being declared medically unfit, he knew first-hand what it was like to have death picking at his seams. His film was shot during the dying days of the conflict in 1918, indeed many soldiers […]

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Fraulein Doktor (1969)

There are at least three films dealing with Mata Hari on my list. I’ve made my way through one of them, ‘Mata Hari’ (1930) which was a bit of a struggle. That can probably be blamed more on the era it was produced in than on the subject matter. Mata Hari was a name I […]

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