Shortfilms

MONSIEUR QUI A MANGÉ DU TAUREAU

MAN-BULL FIGHT
Anonym
FRA 1909
6 min
V'08

At a dinner party, a hostess serves her guests a dish made using meat from a bull. While most of them enjoy the meal, one man has a strange reaction: Taking a set of horns off the wall, he attaches them to his head and sets off on a rampage. After destroying the house and terrifying his hostess, her guests, maid, and neighbours, he takes to the streets. The police sends a telegraph to Spain asking for help, and in response a parade of matadors arrive in Paris, ready to slay the crazy beast-man. However, soon after the man-bull fight begins, the errant guest comes to his senses and is taken into custody by waiting policemen.
In 1935 Eugène Deslaw supplemented the original images with an introduction for his film by the same title.
(Leslie Anne Lewis)

Piano accompaniment by Gerhard Gruber

This film is part of the special program Laughing 'til It Hurts dedicated to Manny Farber (1917-2008).

Credits
Gaumont
35 mm
bw
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