The Cage (TEFC)

United States, 1975

Film
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Episode of Series “The Art of silence: pantomimes with Marcel Marceau and his partner Pierre Verry”.
Allegorical pantomime performed by Marcel Marceau showing a person struggling to escape from confinement- an enclosure of invisible walls. Marceau’s groping movements and final breakthrough, only to find another invisible wall, express mankind’s continuing struggle for enlightenment. Marceau believes that “we have but to walk out of the cage”. Also features his partner Pierre Verry. Suitable for upper secondary school level.

Credits

producer/director

John Barnes

production company

Encyclopaedia Britannica Films

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1975

Appears in

The Art of silence: pantomimes with Marcel Marceau and his partner Pierre Verry

Group of items

The Art of silence: pantomimes with Marcel Marceau and his partner Pierre Verry

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012829

Subject categories

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Crafts & Visual Arts → Performance art

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communication - Social aspects

Music & Performing Arts → Mime

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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