Hôtel des Invalides
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Hôtel des Invalides

1952
Documentary
Short Film
22m
A tour of the Hotel des Invalides, and more particularly of the Army Museum and the Saint Louis Chapel. From François I's armor to Guynemer's airplane, to Napoleon's and Marshall Foch's tombs. But this is no ordinary tour,it is rather a chilling visit guided by Georges Franju and narrated by Michel Simon emphasizing - at times through biting humor -not the glory but the nonsense of wars, but their tragic aftermath. (imdb)
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Hôtel des Invalides

1952
Documentary
Short Film
22m
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Rated 01 Aug 2010
73
36th
It's an interesting idea, to take a war museum tour and twist the sense of glory into a critique of war. There are some nice visual ideas from Franju, too, though I have to admit some of it was a little too dry.
Rated 02 Feb 2024
50
77th
Michel Simon takes us on a trip through museums where we see war artifacts and get a rather grim portrayal of the past. Certainly has a dark and bitter mood.

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