Live Music & Film: The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower 1928 Ages 12+

10.30AM Sat 4 Jun 2022 (2hrs 10mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Le Mystère de la Tour Eiffel (The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower) is a thrilling silent caper-comedy from influential French filmmaker Julien Duvivier. When a circus star inherits an enormous fortune, his act partner teams up with a shadowy crime syndicate – whose secret base is located within the Eiffel Tower – to prevent him from collecting the riches. Rollicking adventures and dangerous escapades ensue, climaxing with a white-knuckle chase up the titular icon as the streets of Paris sprawl out below.

Newly digitally restored from a sole surviving nitrate film print, The Mystery of the Eiffel Tower will be presented with live musical accompaniment from David Bailey on the Gallery's 1929 Wurlitzer organ.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT, 130 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: JULIEN DUVIVIER / SCRIPT: ALFRED MACHARD / CINEMATOGRAPHERS: RENE GUYCHARD, ARMAND THIRARD / CAST: FELICIEN TRAMEL, REGINE BOUET, GASTON JACQUET / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: LOBSTER FILMS