The Living Dead Man

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Tomatometer
Not Yet Available

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: N/A

67%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 8
User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Movie Info

A man (Ivan Mosjoukine) enjoys his newfound freedom when his family thinks he's dead, and he falls in love.

Cast & Crew

Ivan Mozzhukhin
Mathias Pascal
Marcelle Pradot
Romilde Pascal
Michel Simon
Jérôme Pomino
Lois Moran
Adrienne Paleari
Marthe Mellot
Mme Pascal, la mère de Mathias
Isaure Douvan
Batta Maldagna
Georges Térof
L'amoureux du 12, un joueur
Philippe Hériat
L'aide assesseur
J.E. Szyfer
Original Music
Jimmy Berliet
Cinematographer
Fédote Bourgasoff
Cinematographer
Paul Guichard
Cinematographer
René Guichard
Cinematographer
Erik Aaes
Art Director
Lazare Meerson
Art Director
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for The Living Dead Man (Feu Mathias Pascal)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2)

Audience Reviews for The Living Dead Man (Feu Mathias Pascal)

  • Dec 24, 2017
    Oof. At 3 hours, this film is far too long for its pace, which plods along slowly in the first half especially. There are entire scenes which are unnecessary, starting with the very first, which has Pascal's mother being taken advantage in selling her estate, which is a waste of about 15 minutes. Another example is a scene of mice and cats in the library, which is just silly. These things take away from and delay considerably the main story - Mathias Pascal's feeling of claustrophobia in his marriage leading him to 'run away from it all', helped along by the belief others have that he's died (hence 'The Late Mathias Pascal'). The film occasionally feels like an experimental project, with attempts to dabble in humor, romance, and surrealism at various points, but missing holistic vision. There are certainly some nice moments. I loved seeing Pascal in Rome at various sites (the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and Ponte Sant'Angelo among others), the gambling scenes in Monte Carlo, and some of the outdoor scenes, such as those along the train tracks. Director Marcel L'Herbier utilizes techniques such as overlays and slow motion which were 'state of the art' at the time. Unfortunately there as many bad examples of filmmaking. Far too often we see tight shots of Ivan Mozzhukhin's face, who is reasonably good in the role, but has limited range, so we see the same dramatic expression over and over. The editing was also poor, so that we see moments repeated slightly or not fit together seamlessly. Only for the hardcore (and very patient) silent film buff.
    Antonius B Super Reviewer

The Living Dead Man (Feu Mathias Pascal) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides