Francois Truffaut looks at the lives and loves of the members of a Paris theatre troupe during World War II. Catherine Deneuve plays the group's boss and lead actress, who shelters her Jewish husband from the Nazis in the theatre basement, but finds herself falling for fellow actor Gerard Depardieu. Jean Poiret, Heinz Bennent co-star. 131 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Depardieu, others; bonus short "Une Historie D'eau" (1958); deleted scene; interviews; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles. Two-disc set.
In this acclaimed adaptation of the first novel by legendary Southern writer Flannery O'Connor, John Huston brings to life a world of vivid, poetic American eccentricity. Brad Dourif, in an impassioned performance, is Hazel Motes, who, fresh out of the army, attempts to open the first Church Without Christ in the small town of Taulkinham. Populated with inspired performances that seem to spring right from O'Connor's pages, Huston's Wise Blood is an incisive portrait of spirituality and evangelicalism, as well as a faithful, loving evocation of one writer's vision.