Surprise Attack on a House at Daybreak

Surprise d'une maison au petit jour

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  • Alice Guy
  • France
  • 1898, 1 min
Color: Black and white
Language: Silent

Soldiers assault a house and its surrounding. This fictional scene from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 (a reconstruction of reality) is placed within the context of important historical events. From today’s point of view, it is a romanticized version of true events.

This is one film where Guy’s authorship is clearly proven. We see an attempt at interpreting generally known historical events that are important to the national identity. 

Gaumont Pathé Archives
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24, rue du Dr. Bauer – 93400 Saint-Ouen

Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Audiovisual Heritage Day


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