Directors More Directors' Checklists - The Films of HARRY KUMEL

Mario Gauci

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Europe 99euro-films2 (2003) (segment "Story of a Metamorphosis")
Eline Vere (1991)
"Série rose" (5 episodes, 1986-1990)
... aka Erotisches zur Nacht
... aka Softly from Paris (USA: video title)
- Le demi-mariage (1990) TV Episode
- La mandragore (1990) TV Episode (as Harry Kumel)
- La fessée (1986) TV Episode (as Harry Kumel)
- La serre (1986) TV Episode (as Harry Kumel)
- La revanche (????) TV Episode (as Harry Kumel)
The Secrets of Love (1986)
... aka The Secrets of Love: Three Rakish Tales (USA)
Dag in Vlaanderen, Een (1986)
Draadvariaties (1980)
Verloren paradijs, Het (1978)
... aka Paradis perdu, Le (Belgium: French title)
... aka Paradise Lost
Komst van Joachim Stiller, De (1976)
... aka The Arrival of Joachim Stiller
Repelsteeltje (1973)
... aka Rumplestiltskin (Europe: English title)
Avondspelen (1971) (TV)
Lèvres rouges, Les (1971)
... aka Blood on the Lips
... aka Blut an den Lippen
... aka Children of the Night (video title)
... aka Daughters of Darkness (USA)
... aka Erzebeth
... aka The Promise of Red Lips
... aka The Red Lips
... aka The Redness of the Lips
... aka Vestale di Satana, La (Italy)
Malpertuis (1971)
... aka Malpertuis: Histoire d'une maison maudite (Belgium: French title)
... aka Malpertuis: The Legend of Doom House
... aka The Legend of Doom House (USA)
Monsieur Hawarden (1969)
Censuur in België (1969) (TV)
Lievevrouwbedstro (1969) (TV)
... aka Amante anglaise, L' (Belgium: French title)
Josef von Sternberg, een retrospektieve (1969) (TV)
Waterloo (1965)
Grafbewaker, De (1965)
Claudia Cardinale (1965)
Erasmus (1963)
Hendrik Conscience (1963)
Uit glas en staal (1962)
Thamar en Amnon (1962)
Tous les parfums de l'Arabie (1961)
Aether (1960)
Pandora (1960)
Sintesis (1959)
Anna la bonne (1958)
Gevecht aan de grote Chinese muur, Het (1958)
Perpetuum mobile (1958)
Perrette et le pot au lait (1958)
Meisje met de zwavelstokjes, Het (1956)
Moederhart, Een (1954)
Gant, Le (1953)
 

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[SIZE= 14px]HARRY KUMEL (1940 - )[/SIZE]


Europe 99euro-films2 (2003) (segment "Story of a Metamorphosis")
Eline Vere (1991)
The Secrets of Love (1986)
Dag in Vlaanderen, Een (1986)
Draadvariaties (1980)
Paradise Lost (1978)
The Arrival of Joachim Stiller (1976)
Rumplestiltskin (1973)
Avondspelen (1971)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Malpertuis (1971)

Monsieur Hawarden (1969)
Censuur in België (1969)
Lievevrouwbedstro (1969)
Josef von Sternberg, een retrospektieve (1969)
Waterloo (1965)
Grafbewaker, De (1965)
Claudia Cardinale (1965)
Erasmus (1963)
Hendrik Conscience (1963)
Uit glas en staal (1962)
Thamar en Amnon (1962)
Tous les parfums de l'Arabie (1961)
Aether (1960)
Pandora (1960)
Sintesis (1959)
Anna la bonne (1958)
Gevecht aan de grote Chinese muur, Het (1958)
Perpetuum mobile (1958)
Perrette et le pot au lait (1958)
Meisje met de zwavelstokjes, Het (1956)
Moederhart, Een (1954)
Gant, Le (1953)
 

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Monsieur Hawarden (1969)
Censuur in België (1969) (TV)
Lievevrouwbedstro (1969) (TV)
Josef von Sternberg, een retrospektieve (1969) (TV)
Waterloo (1965)
De Grafbewaker (1965)
Claudia Cardinale (1965)
Erasmus (1963)
Hendrik Conscience (1963)
Uit glas en staal (1962)
Thamar en Amnon (1962)
Tous les parfums de l'Arabie (1961)
Aether (1960)
Pandora (1960)
Sintesis (1959)
Anna la bonne (1958)
Het Gevecht aan de grote Chinese muur (1958)
Perpetuum mobile (1958)
Perrette et le pot au lait (1958)
Het Meisje met de zwavelstokjes (1956)
Een Moederhart (1954)
Le Gant (1953)

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Brook K

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Daughters of Darkness - C/Incmp (seen on film at the 1st AICN Butt-Numb-athon 24 hour film fest. The first movie that had me nodding off. Not even the nudity could keep me interested.)
 

Mario Gauci

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In order of merit:


1.Daughters Of Darkness (1971) ***1/2
2.Malpertuis (1971) [Edited English-dubbed Version] ***



First of all, I don't know why on earth MALPERTUIS is listed before DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS on the IMDB.

Even if Kumel is strangely dismissive of the latter at times in his Audio Commentary, I was very impressed with the film on first (and so far only) viewing; I loved its highly artistic look, Francois De Roubaix's haunting score and Delphine Seyrig's mesmerizing performance. Indeed, my original review of it might well be the longest one I ever wrote! I watched it via Blue Underground's original SE DVD but have since upgraded to the recent 2-Disc re-issue.

As for MALPERTUIS, unfortunately I've only watched a butchered version of it and even then it was a strikingly original work (with actors playing multiple roles and all the fascination of Greek mythology). I'm aware of a reportedly splendid 2-Disc set on R2 DVD released in Belgium (with two versions of the film) but the continuing rumors of an upcoming R1 DVD edition has so far held me back from purchasing that one.

Unfortunately, very little is known of Kumel's other movies but MONSIEUR HAWARDEN (1969) is supposed to be good as well.
 

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The Arrival of Joachim Stiller **1/2 out of ****

Almost gave this three stars, but at over 2 1/2 hours it's really overlong. Still worth a look if you can track down the PAL DVD. (Xploited Cinema has it.)
 

Martin Teller

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Komst van Joachim Stiller, De (1976) - 8/10
Daughters of Darkness (1971) - 7/10
Malpertuis (1971) - 8/10
 

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