The Crimson Curtain (1953 film)

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The Crimson Curtain
Directed by Alexandre Astruc
Written by Alexandre Astruc
Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly
Produced by Sacha Kamenka
Starring Anouk Aimée
Narrated by Yves Furet
CinematographyEugen Schüfftan
Edited by Jean Mitry
Music by Jean-Jacques Grunenwald
Distributed byL'Alliance Générale de Distribution Cinématographique
Release date
  • 6 March 1953 (1953-03-06)
Running time
44 minutes

The Crimson Curtain (French : Le Rideau cramoisi) is a 1953 French short film directed by Alexandre Astruc. It was screened at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival, but not entered into the competition. [1] [2]



A young military officer is a tenant in the house of wealthy citizens. He admires their daughter, who eventually makes his dreams come true by spending the night with him. They have a secret love affair. But as surprisingly as she indulged him, she dies in his arms. Desperate, the officer rides away.


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  1. "Festival de Cannes: The Crimson Curtain". Retrieved 19 January 2009.
  2. "Rideau cramoisi (Le)". Retrieved 11 March 2014.