J'Accuse! (I Accuse) (1919)

J'Accuse! (I Accuse)




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France's innovative film pioneer Abel Gance had already served briefly in World War I, but he enlisted again so he could film hair-raising footage of soldiers under fire. He used the shots in this compelling anti-war epic, which originally ran 14 reels (it was cut down to ten for release in the U.S., which unfortunately damaged its continuity). Marie Lazare (Marise Dauvray) is forced by her father (Maxime des Jardins) to marry the much-older Francois Laurin (Severin-Mars), even though she's in … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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On DVD: Sep 16, 2008


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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

The cinematic sophistication and visual expressiveness of this 1919 release is astonishing.

Full Review… | March 18, 2012
Parallax View

The epic drama is angry and tender and horrifying and touching, all of it conveyed by [Abel Gance's] powerful and delicate imagery and sophisticated techniques.

Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Turner Classic Movies Online

Fertile to a fault.

Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Slant Magazine

It may not be subtle, or realistic filmmaking, but as far as visual poetry goes, it's extraordinary.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Technically innovative anti-war World War I melodrama.

Full Review… | May 5, 2008
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