Albert Samama Chikli

Distr.: Gaumont (n. 5137). DCP. D.: 5’. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

A herd backs into a dusty courtyard. The sheep, on the ground with their four legs bound, are quickly and skilfully shorn. The animals, now without their fleece, leave one by one, leaping over a narrow channel to allow the shepherds to count them. Everything is crystal clear, efficient, encouraging in a sense – and this goes for both the shearing and the film. Except for the final panning shot of the men grinning at the camera and brandishing shears ready to be put to use.

Andrea Meneghelli

Copy From

Restored in 4K in 2023 by Gaumont Pathé Archives from the original nitrate.