Sunday, 14th December 2014, 3 p.m.
J’accuse (F 1919) is a French silent film directed by Abel Gance. It juxtaposes a romantic drama with the background of the horrors of World War I, and it is sometimes described as a pacifist or anti-war film. The production of the film began in 1918, during World War I and some scenes were filmed on real battlefields. The film’s powerful depiction of wartime suffering, and particularly its climactic sequence of the “return of the dead”, made it an international success, and confirmed Gance as one of the most important directors in Europe. . Like no other movie before, this visionary flagship project condemns war and accuses those who have failed to prevent its outbreak.
D: Romuald Joubé, Maxime Desjardins, Séverin-Mars, Angèle Guys, Marise Dauvray, 164’ DCP, musical accompaniment from Robert Israel
Zeughauskino Deutsches Historisches Museum
Admission 5 euros
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin, www.dhm.de/zeughauskino/
The entrance is located at the eastern side of the building, towards the river Spree