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La vocation d'André Carel / La puissance du travail •••

Director: Jean Choux

Production: Production Jean Choux

Country: Switzerland

Year: 1925


  • Blanche Montel (Reine Lugrin)
  • Stéphane Audel (André Carel)
  • Camille Bert (Jean Carel, André's father)
  • Michel Simon (Gaston Lebeau)
  • Marrice Destain (Reine's father)
  • Thérèse Reignier (Reine's mother)
  • Jean Cyri (Louis Cardan)
  • Helena Manson (Cardan's girl friend)
  • Fabien Reignier (boy)


  • Script: Jean Choux
  • Photography: Charles-Georges Duvanel

Format: 35 mm (1.33), tinted and toned, silent with FR intertitles, 2068 m = 01:40:30 (18 fps)

Preservation masters:

  • Archives françaises du Film, Bois d'Arcy
  • Cinémathèque suisse, Lausanne
  • ZZ Productions, Paris



This film was preserved by the Swiss National Film Archive in 1975. A second preservation was made by the Swiss National Film Archive in 2002 with grants from Memoriav. The second work was carried out by the Swiss National Film Archive and Hermann Wetter, in collaboration with Egli Film & Video AG and Schwarz-Film AG. We at AV Preservation by wish to complete this second restoration of the Swiss version, as well as to restore also both the French and the Soviet versions of this film.

Theasurus (French): VD


  • Reto Kromer: «Journal de la restauration du film ‹La vocation d'André Carel› de Jean Choux», Lausanne 2004
  • 21st Pordenone Silent Film Festival: Catalogue, Sacile 2002
  • Rémy Pithon: «L'art d'abord: ‹La vocation d'André Carel›», in: Rémy Pithon (éd.): Cinéma suisse muet. Lumières et ombres, Éditions Antipodes et Cinémathèque suisse, Lausanne 2002, p. 91–100
  • Rémy Pithon: «Une tentative de multi-fonctionnalité des intertitres: Jean Choux, ‹La vocation d'André Carel›», in: Francesco Pitassio, Leonardo Quaresima (a cura di): Scrittura e immagine. La didascalia nel cinema muto, Forum, Udine 1998, p. 409–422
  • Rémy Pithon: «La vocation d'André Carel, de Jean Choux (1925): un film lémanique», in: Revue historique vaudoise, 1996 (= «Limite non-frontière: aspects du cinéma dans le canton de Vaud»), p. 27–54
  • Hervé Dumont: Histoire du cinéma suisse. Films de fiction 1896–1965, Cinémathèque suisse, Lausanne 1987, n. 63


  • Archives françaises du Film, Bois d'Arcy
  • Cinémathèque française, Paris
  • Cinémathèque royale de Belgique, Bruxelles
  • Cinémathèque suisse, Lausanne
  • Gosfilmofond, Moscow
  • ZZ Productions, Paris

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