The film stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a woman who is unhappily married to an older man, Francois (Severin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet, Jean Diaz (Romuald Joube). Both Jean and Francois end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance juxtaposes individual human suffering with the more massive horrors of war, all depicted with a mixture of stark realism and avant-garde expressionism.
Producer: Pathe Freres
Paris Pendant La Guerre (Paris During the War)
Run Time: 166 MIN
Language: French intertitles with English subs
Aspect Ratio: 16 X 9 PILLARBOX, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.33:1
Audio: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0
Color: B&W and Tinted