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End of the World

End of the World

A Feature film by Abel Gance

Produced by L'Écran d'Art

Release in France : 23/01/1931

    Synopsis

    Astronomer Martial Novalic discovers that a comet is on a collision course with planet Earth.  With the end of the world well and truly nigh, Novalic tries to galvanise action that may save mankind from extinction.  Meanwhile, his saintly brother, Jean, prays for a miracle.  With civilisation on the brink of collapse, the governments of the world resort to increasingly brutal methods to maintain social order. Too late. Whilst some pray in desperation, others sate their animal appetites in one final orgy. It's The End...

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    L'Écran d'Art

    French distribution :

    L'Écran d'Art

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (8)

    Assistant directors :

    Walter Ruttmann, Henri Etievant, Jean Epstein, Edmond T. Gréville

    Author of original work :

    Camille Flammarion

    Directors of Photography :

    Jules Kruger, Nicolas Roudakoff, Maurice Forster, Roger Hubert

    Production Designer :

    Lazare Meerson

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Abel Gance, André Lang

    Screenwriter :

    Abel Gance

    Sound recordists :

    Robert Beaudoin, Maurice Carrouet

    Music Composers :

    Arthur Honegger, Wladimir Zederbaum, Michel Michelet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Science

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1930

    French release :

    23/01/1931

    Runtime :

    1 h 43 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

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