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J'ACCUSE in Vienna, Austria


Concert House Vienna, 7:30 p.m.

Performed by the Wiener Symphoniker under the baton of Peter Rundel.

Live Electronics: Philippe Schoeller

J’ACCUSE by French director Abel Gance is a classic anti-war movie. It began production as the First World War was reaching its end and features scenes from the actual front lines (the 28-year-old Gance entered the army in 1917 and was medically discharged, but returned to shoot footage from the Battle of St. Mihiel). This authenticity and especially the “March of the Dead“contributed to the international success of the movie.

Thanks to an elaborate restoration by the Dutch EYE Film Institute and by Lobster Films, Paris, the movie is now available in an almost complete version.

The music by French composer Philippe Schoeller is a complex film symphony for large orchestra and virtual choir. It premiered in Paris, France on November 8, 2014.