THE CIGARETTE

A film by Germaine Dulac

Cast : Gabriel Signoret, Andrée Brabant, Jules Raucourt

1919 / drama / France / original title : La Cigarette / 50’ / Tinted / status : completed / French / General Audience / medium-lenght film / All Rights / International catalogue

The archeologist Pierre Guérande and his young wife Denise’s happy and trouble-free couple is suddenly disrupted. Pierre hears a remark about the age difference between the two of them. Perplexed, he starts watching his wife, he becomes convinced she is having an affair with a young man, and decides to end his life. He is inspired by an Eastern tale: a deceived sultan dies by putting poison in one of his hookahs.

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