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Gretry

Belgium (MIFF 1957, Opera)

This is the life-story of the Belgian composer, Gretry, whose contribution to music was in the field of opera. The film uses some intriguing technical devices, mixing drawings and live performers ingeniously. A generous selection of musical illustrations demonstrate the composer's life-work.

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