Synopsis by John Voorhees
A classic French silent of dance and Dada, this film was produced by French dance company Les Ballet Suedois, and stars them as well, mourning the loss of their star dancer Jean Börlin. An outrageous funeral procession is mounted, with the hearse being pulled by a camel. On the way up an incline, the hearse breaks loose, and all the mourner/dancers give terribly graceful chase. When the hearse finally stops, the "deceased" rises again for a terrific solo. Entr'acte is as silly as it is surreal and was obviously a lot of fun to make, since almost everybody behind the camera gets to take their turn in front, including Erik Satie, who provided the soundtrack (uncredited).
chaos, Dadaism, short-stories, stories, surrealism, camel, chase, dancer, funeral, hearse
High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance