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BOîTE À CIGARES, LA

CAJA DE PUROS, LA

Set in a drawing room decorated in Louis XIII style, a magician makes dancers appear and disappear from a hexagonal box that resembles a huge cigar box. The film forms part of what is known as 'cinema of attractions', successor to the popular shows of the late nineteenth century. Beyond a simple narrative, the film seeks to astound and amaze the audience through a series of visual tricks: transf…