Dr. Albert Einstein, center, a German physicist, stands with his wife Elsa Einstein, and Charles Chaplin, second right, as they arrive for the opening of Chaplin's silent movie, in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 2, 1931. (AP Photo)
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First Trailer for ‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’ Showcases A Different Side Of The Actor/Director

The first trailer for The Real Charlie Chaplin has released, an archival documentary directed by Peter Middleton and James Spinney, who also helmed Notes on Blindness, will be premiering on Showtime in December. Here’s the official plot synopsis of the documentary through a press release from Showtime:

Having unprecedented access to the Chaplin archives, THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN blends dramatic reconstructions with never-before-heard recordings, intimate home movies, behind-the-scenes material, and newly restored classic films to reveal a side of the worldwide icon that – until now – has been shrouded in mystery. Tracing back a century ago – when Chaplin first stepped onto the screen – the film recounts his meteoric rise from the slums of Victorian London to the heights of Hollywood superstardom to his scandalous fall from grace. For decades, he was the most famous man in the world. But who was THE REAL CHARLIE CHAPLIN?”

In addition to the trailer, Showtime has premiered an exclusive poster which you can look at below:

You can watch the full trailer here and see the film when it premieres on Showtime December 11th:


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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