Mini Series 32min

Seven Capital Sins (1910)

Original title: Les Sept Péchés Capitaux
A series of seven short films of varying length demonstrating each of the seven deadly sins

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Director Louis Feuillade
Country France
Language French
(Original) Les Sept Péchés Capitaux
(Alternative) Les Sept Peches Péchés Capitaux et L'ecriture Sainte
(Translated) The 7 Capital Sins
(Alternative) The Seven Deadly Sins
Angels Anger Based on the Bible Biblical Drama Black and White Blindness Book of Judges Cain & Abel Daniel David, King of Israel Drama Envy Esau Gluttony God Greed Isaac Jacob son of Isaac Jealousy King King Saul Lust Moses Murder Old Testament Pride Punishment Rebecca Samson and Delilah Seven Deadly Sins Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Short Silent Film Sin Sloth Susanna and the Elders Temptation The Book of Daniel The Devil The Exodus
Seven films in this series
Not rated.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux I: L'Orgueil (Pride)
Nabuchodonosor et les Israélites - Nebuchadnezzar and the Israelites

This film tell the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who refuse to bow down to Nebuchadnezzar, and is thrown into the fire, although they do not burn up.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux II: L'Avarice (Greed)
Samson et Dalila - Samson and Delilah

Samson sits at the feet of Delilah who try to lure out his secret from him. When the next opportunity arrives, Samson's enemies come in and want Delilah to give up the secret in exchange for riches. Delilah rejoices in the gold but is saddened because she does not know Samson's secret. The next time they meet she lures out the secret, and when Samson falls asleep, they cut his hair.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux III: La Luxure (Lust)
Daniel à Babylone - Daniel in Babylon

This tells the story of "Susanna and the Elders", where the elders lust for Susanna when she walks into the garden. They seek a moment where she is alone, and it happens that she is to take a bath. Susanna refuses their offer to do sinful things. People come as she screams. Later the elders accuse her of lying with a young man and want to condemn her to death. When she is led toward her execution, the boy Daniel speaks up about her innocence. After some investigation, the two elders are found guilty instead.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux IV: L'Envie (Envy)
Caïn et Abel - Cain and Abel

The story of Cain and Abel, where God looks favorably to the sacrifice of Abel and is then struck down dead by his brother Cain.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux V: La Gourmandise (Gluttony)
Esaü et Isaac - Esau and Isaac

Isaac is blind, and Esau comes forth and asks him to give him a blessing. Isaac asks Esau for a meal, and he goes hunting. Jacob arrives and figures out the task Esau has been given. Rebecca conspires with Jacob, and together they get Esau to sell his birthright for some food.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux VI: La Colère (Anger)
Saül et David - Saul and David

The story of Saul who is prone to anger when David is summoned to play the harp for him. The Devil lurk behind Saul and make him throw a spear on David.
Les Sept Péchés capitaux VII: La Paresse (Sloth)
l'Exode - Exodus

Moses and Aaron judge the people who refuse to follow the will of God.
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