Disparus de Saint-Agil (Les). Dir. Christian-Jaque (1938)

Nathalie CROUAU

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1. Film data

Disparus de Saint-Agil (Les)


English Synopsis

Just before the Second World War, three pupils at Saint-Agil, a boarding school for boys – Sorgue (Jean Claudio), Baume (Serge Grave) and Macroix (Michel Mouloudji) – have founded a secret society called “Chiche-Capon”. Every week, after the teachers have fallen asleep, they steal into the science lab to discuss their goal: to escape together to America. One night, after the others have gone back to bed, Sorgue sees a mysterious man (Robert Le Vigan) appear in the classroom, seemingly out of nowhere. However, the next day, when he tries to inform his two friends of what he has seen, they just laugh at him and tell him he must have imagined it all. On that same day, Sorgue vanishes without a trace. When Macroix also goes missing a few days later, every pupil in the school becomes afraid lest he should be next and the teachers themselves begin to wonder at those unaccountable disappearances.


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