Albert Samama Chikli

T. alt.: La Tripolitaine pittoresque, Tripoli. Distr.: Gaumont (n. 3739). DCP. D.: 7’. 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

To promote this film, the Gaumont catalogue evokes current events in the Italian-Turkish  conflict  that  was then shaking the region. With almost sublime disdain, it ignores the conflict, as if it wanted to emphasise ancestral beauty and dignity over the tragic small-mindedness of power games. It is an amazing journey through oases dotted with artesian wells, mosques, underground dwellings, olive presses, and fairytale constructions later duplicated on the planet Tatooine.

Andrea Meneghelli

Copy From

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