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Poil de carotte (1925)

Film still from POIL DE CAROTTE: A woman scolds a boy.

Fri 17.03.

  • Director

    Julien Duvivier

  • France / 1925
    108 min. / DCP / French Intertitles and English subtitles

  • with

    André Heuzé, Henry Krauss,Charlotte Barbier-Krauss

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu dem Kalender
  • Introduction: Gerhard Midding; at the piano: Richard Siedhoff

POIL DE CAROTTE is a children's drama set in the French province. The main character, called Poil de carotte because of his red hair, has an indifferent father (Henry Krauss), an unjust and spiteful mother (Charlotte Barbier-Krauss), and two good-for-nothing, yet disproportionately favored older siblings. The parents’ marriage is hopelessly broken. An intertitle characterizes the mother as a liar and a chatterbox. On top of that, like an unpredictable force of nature, the mean-spirited woman repeatedly lashes out against Poil de carotte, a lovable, lively child whose spirits are already systematically being driven out of him. (re/fl)

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