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  Frame enlargement: EYE Film Instituut Nederland;
courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
(I Accuse)
Also known as Ich klage an in Germany, Per la patria in Italy, Yo acuso in Spain, I Accuse in the USA
(1919) French
B&W : Feature film
Directed by

Cast: Marise Dauvray [Edith Laurin], Séverin-Mars [François Laurin], Romuald Joubé [Jean Diaz], Maxime Desjardins [Maria Lazare], Angèle Guys [Angèle]. Mancini [Jean’s mother], Elizabeth Nizan, Pierre Danis

Film d’Art production; distributed by Pathé Frères. / Produced by Charles Pathé. Scenario by Abel Gance and Blaise Cendrars. Assistant director, Blaise Cendrars. Cinematography by Léonce-Henri Burel, Marc Bujard and Maurice Forster. / Released 25 April 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was released in Japan on 6 September 1920. The film was edited and released in the USA by United Artists Corporation on 9 October 1921.


Survival status: Prints exist in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive [35mm nitrate positive (color-tinted), 35mm restoration negative (completed 2009), 35mm restoration positive (color-tinted, struck 2009)]; and in a private film collection [Pathé 9.5mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime: Rape - Love triangles - Soldiers

Listing updated: 27 November 2010.

References: Bardèche-History pp. 163-164; Brownlow-Parade pp. 518, 531, 532-534, 537, 538-539, 541, 542; Everson-American p. 14; Sarris-Sternberg p. 6; Sinyard-Silent p. 150; Taylor-Hitchcock p. 41 : FilmmuseumNews-1 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

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