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Films By Georges Franju

Blood of the Beasts (Georges Franju, 1949)
A surprisingly lyrical description of a Paris abattoir, its melancholy district, and the oddly genial people employed there. ... Read more

En Passant par la Lorraine (Georges Franju, 1951)
The second film by the director of Le Sang des Bêtes is an evocation of Lorraine, in a form that skilfully blends past and present: the memorial to Jeanne d'Arc at Domremy, and the traces of devasta… Read more

First Night (Georges Franju, 1958)
A schoolboy discovers unknown and strange parts of Paris when he boards the "Metro" in pursuit of a young girl. A short documentary film directed by one of the new young talents of the French cinema. ... Read more

JUDEX (Georges Franju, 1963)
Judex is a homage to the past in the form of a remake of Louis Feuillade's twelve episode serial of 1916. As an affectionate tribute to this forgotten genius whose films numbered about 550. Franju ha… Read more

Le Sang des Bêtes (Georges Franju, 1949)
Le Sang Des Betes describes a Paris abattoir, not only the methods of slaughtering animals, but also the melancholy district in which it is set, and the oddly genial characters of the people employed… Read more

SHADOWMAN (Georges Franju, 1974)
The Man Without A Face is a daring criminal who can assume disguises as readily as Sherlock Holmes. No-one knows what he really looks like, not even the woman who loves him and is his partner in crim… Read more

THE SIN OF FATHER MOURET (Georges Franju, 1970)
The Abbe Serge Mouret, a chaste and pious young priest, devoting himself to the exhausting labours of his calling, succumbs to ill-health. A chance meeting with his uncle, Dr. Pascal, brings the Abbe… Read more

THERESE DESQUEYROUX (Georges Franju, 1962)
This celebrated novel by Francois Mauriac was adapted for the screen by the author himself and by his son Claude, critic of "Le Figaro Literaire". The films director is Georges Franju who has previou… Read more

THOMAS THE IMPOSTOR (Georges Franju, 1965)
During the war of 1914, the Princess de Bormes organises an ambulance service to the front. She is aided by the young Thomas de Fontenoy, who manages to get the necessary authorisations on account of… Read more

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