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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

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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

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...

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)

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