“À propos de Nice” (1930) IMDb

Categorization

Social commentary, shot by Dziga Vertov's brother (partly from a wheelchair where the camera could be hidden; if anyone noticed, the footage was scrapped to ensure realism). Short.

Subject

Different social classes and their activities (particularly the rich on vacation) in Nice, a banal city in southern France.

Commentary

Clever montage, surreal animation and other tricks ensure a subversive atmosphere. Basically Vertov adapted to a meaningful political agenda, at appropriate length.

documentary movie