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La Roue

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })La Roue ("The Wheel") is a 1923 French silent film written and directed by Abel Gance, who would go on to write and direct Napoléon. The "wheel" of the title is a recurring motif throughout the film, and is ultimately a metaphor for life itself.After widowed railroad engineer Sisif finds an orphaned baby girl named Norma, he adopts her to raise alongside his biological son Elie. Fifteen years later, She Is All Grown Up, and Sisif is acting the Overprotective Dad. In truth, he is attracted to his own adopted daughter. Elie, who has become a violin maker, is also attracted to Norma because of course he is. Sisif makes the mistake of revealing the truth to unscrupulous businessman Jacques de Hersan, who is (you guessed it) attracted to Norma. After a bit of Blackmail, Hersan gets Norma's hand in marriage and takes her away to live with him in Paris. Meanwhile, Sisif's eyesight is damaged in an accident, and he is reassigned to run a funicular train in the Alps. Norma, who is unhappy in her marriage, visits the same area with her jealous husband. Suffice it to say that their reunion with Sisif and Elie is not a happy one.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })Upon its original release, La Roue came in at a whopping nine hours. The version we have today is "only" four and a half hours.
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Born in the Wrong Century
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Born in the Wrong Century: Disliking the hectic modern life of The Roaring '20s, Elie wishes he had lived during The Middle Ages. He has Imagine Spots in which he and Norma are engaging in Courtly Love with appropriate period costumes.
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Crazy Jealous Guy
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Crazy Jealous Guy: Hersan is very jealous of Sisif and Elie.
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If I Can't Have You...
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See also: If I Can't Have You...
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Bungled Suicide: Sisif tries to commit suicide by laying on the railroad tracks, but the train is stopped in time. See also: If I Can't Have You...
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The Alcoholic
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The Alcoholic: Sisif drinks to deal with his problems. And he has a lot of problems.
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Death by Childbirth
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Death by Childbirth: Sisif's wife died giving birth to their son Elie.
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Calling the Old Man Out: Elie calls out Sisif for lying about where Norma came from.
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