Musée d'Orsay: The King of Kings

The King of Kings

Cecil B. DeMille
1927. USA. Silent
174 mins

The apotheosis of a Hollywood-style Passion of Christ, combining art deco tableaux with compositions for the chiaroscuro of the crucifixion inspired by Baroque painting and by the engravings of Gustave Doré, the director's favourite painter.

With musical accompaniment by
Vincent Lê Quang, saxophone
Bruno Ruder, piano


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