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The Wandering Jew (Le juif errant) (France, 1903)

Director, Georges Melies. "To the modern eye, this is obviously a trick film made with double exposure; and Melies, in his role as the Wandering Jew, is quite over the top as he wanders through a field of hard stones, having dreams and visions of Christ on his way to Calvary, the devil tormenting him and of the Mother of God. To a Frenchman of the era, who quite probably saw this film at a fairground -- a prime audience for Melies in this era -- it is simply and purely a movie of faith --- and a certain amount of anti-Semitism, too." [IMDB] Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database Watch Programme l'Affaire Dreyfus online via the Europa Film Treasures