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Chevalier (2015) and the rules of the European game. / Rushton, Richard.

In: Studies in European Cinema, Vol. 16, No. 3, 01.08.2019, p. 218-231.

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Rushton, Richard. / Chevalier (2015) and the rules of the European game. In: Studies in European Cinema. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 218-231.

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