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Allegro Ma Troppo

France, 1962 (MIFF 1965)

Director: Paul de Roubaix

The reverse side of civilised living, with ourselves ihe inhuman marionettes jerked by strings of our own making.

Diploma of merit, Edinburgh Festival; Prix du Groupes des Trente, Tours Festival; prix du Film Technique, Milan Festival.

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