Kurutta ippêji (1926)
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Don't worry about the Japanese only; it's silent with no intertitles. It does help to read a bit about it before you watch it though to clarify the plot. Here, for example: http://www.midnighteye.com/features/silentfilm_pt1.shtml
I don't really get the movie. Surrealistic films are just not my genre, notice that I dislike more than I like and when silent with no text to follow the plot closer, even less interesting. Not to say it was all bad, there some really nice visuals uesd and the portrayal of madness through dance and imagery was neat. So I did enjoy parts of it but it could keep my interested or vested all the way through. I will need to read through the link that Book Of Sand provided to understand the plot more.
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This movie ranks #40 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
This movie ranks #66 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
This movie ranks #67 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #69 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #78 in Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
This movie ranks #139 in The Top 300 Silent Era Films
This movie ranks #228 in Doubling the Canon
This movie ranks #277 in Silent but not Forgotten: The best silent films
This movie ranks #321 in 366 Weird Movies (Certified Weird)
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