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  • The main plot is a stylized but quite amusing comedy... Mosjoukine, known for his tragic, intense characters in the Russian cinema, plays such figures in the fantasy sequences–but in the main story he is allowed to play for laughs, gamboling and rolling on the floor like a puppy when the wife finally appears at his mother’s apartment and declares her love for him.

  • In “Le Brasier Ardent,” Mosjoukine often suggests a Slavic Buster Keaton, with his deadpan performance, fascination with multiple personalities (Mosjoukine plays no fewer than 11 roles here), and skill in constructing complex, mechanical sight gags.