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L'Argent (dir. Maurice L'Herbier, 1928)

Against the backdrop of lavish art deco interiors, this modernisation of Zola’s 1890 novel weaves together romantic intrigue and financial speculation. L’Herbier spared no expense in recreating the frenzied energy of the stock exchange trading floor while his costume designer Jacques Manuel realised a stunning wardrobe which, he boasted, anticipated ‘la ligne feminine idéale’ that was to typify 1930s elegance. High-octane, well-dressed wheeling and dealing, as topical today as when it was released in 1928, just before the Great Crash.

Live piano accompaniment by Costas Fotopoulos.

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  • Mark

    Does anyone actually have a ticket? If so, please contact me on [masked]. I'll happily meet for the discussion afterwards, but won't have seen the film as no tickets are available. It's a long time since I've known this to happen at the BFI!

    May 18, 2013

  • Mark

    I regret that I have to cancel this meetup, as tickets for the showing have sold out.

    May 18, 2013

  • Christopher

    Unfortunately it is sold out.

    May 15, 2013

  • Sylvia

    Will try to come and confirm near the date.

    May 13, 2013

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