Monday, February 27, 2012

Les Mystères du Château de Dé - 1929

Country: France
Director: Man Ray
Writer: Man Ray
Stars: Georges Auric, Le Comte de Beaumont and Le Vicomte de Noailles
Release Date: 6 June 1929 (France)
Also known as: The Mysteries of the Chateau de De (USA)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Dice | Swimming | Surrealism | Swimming Pool | Mask  | Avant Garde
Genres: Documentary | Short
Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide to drive to Paris. Country roads, hills, fences. The posh "chateau" appears again: meticulous garden, fancy interior, odd sculptures. And at home? "No one, NO ONE." For the next two days, masked figures play dice, frolic by the pool, perform exercises with a ball. Two new figures arrive. Masked. They search and find the dice. They dance. Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice.

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