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Arles 2016 : Camarguais Western


Before the First World War, pioneers of silent film directed the first westerns in the Camargue. This incredible story, which turned the Rhône Delta into the set of many early 20th-century films, began in 1905, when cattle rancher Folco de Baroncelli attended a performance of Buffalo Bill’s "Wild West Show" in Paris. That inspired him to ask director Jean Durand to shoot a series of films—considered the earliest westerns—in the Camargue.

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