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  • 06:00
    Under Capricorn
  • 07:55
    The Phantom Father
  • 09:30
    Dressed to Kill
  • 10:40
    Pelle the Conqueror
  • 13:05
    The War is Over
  • 14:50
    The General
  • 16:10
    Banjo Farid
  • 16:30
  • 18:20
    _ Propos de Nice
  • 18:45
    To Live
  • 21:00
  • 22:15
  • 22:40
    The App
  • 23:05
    The River
  • 01:00
    Mean Streets
  • 02:50
    My Tribe
  • 04:25
    A Children's Story

The General

year: 1926
director: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
cast: Marion Mack, Buster Keaton, Jim Farley

Rejected by the Confederate army and taken for a coward by his beloved Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), young Johnny Gray (Keaton) is given a chance to redeem himself when Yankee spies steal his cherished locomotive. Johnny wages a one-man war against hijackers, an errant cannon and the unpredictable hand of fate while roaring along the iron rails. ''Every shot has the authenticity and the unassuming correct composition of a Mathew Brady Civil War photograph,'' wrote film historian David Robinson, ''No one - not even Griffith or Huston and certainly not Fleming (Gone With the Wind) - caught the visual aspect of the Civil War as Keaton did.''