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Paris Asleep / The Crazy Ray

Paris Asleep / The Crazy Ray

A Short film by René Clair

Produced by Les Films Diamant

Production year : 1923

    Synopsis

    Early roots of sci-fi magic are given to us in the form of a scientist who invents a ray that makes people caught in its beam fall asleep where they stand. With magical and wonderful shots of a Paris long gone, it is the adventure of a group of unaffected who with their sudden freedoms play the game of mice while the cat is away. With a narrative that sways toward a moralistic stance on the principles of fair play and responsibility, this little science fiction fable can still be poignant today as when the magnificent views were first shot from the dizzy heights of the Eiffel Tower.

    Source : Wikipedia.

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Diamant

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    Photos

    Full credits (6)

    Assistant Director :

    Claude Autant-Lara

    Screenwriter :

    René Clair

    Editor :

    René Clair

    Producer :

    Henri Diamant-Berger

    Directors of Photography :

    Maurice Desfassiaux, Paul Guichard

    Costume designer :

    Claude Autant-Lara

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Bizarre, Fantasy

    Themes :

    City, Science and technology

    Production language :

    Silent

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1923

    Runtime :

    35 min

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.33

    Audio format :

    Silent