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August 12, 2013

Man Ray - Les mystères du château de Dé (1929)

Les Mystères du château du Dé (Los Misterios del castillo de dados, Man Ray - 1929) from Tlatoani Ortíz on Vimeo.

Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice. A castle is perched on a hilltop. Below it, a posh, modern villa. Meanwhile, far from Paris, two men with masked faces play dice in a bar. They decide to drive to Paris. Country roads, hills, fences. The posh "chateau" appears again: meticulous garden, fancy interior, odd sculptures. And at home? "No one, NO ONE." For the next two days, masked figures play dice, frolic by the pool, perform exercises with a ball. Two new figures arrive. Masked. They search and find the dice. They dance. Mannequin hands hold a pair of dice.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 12, 2013 08:28 AM