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Le Plaisir: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 97 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: French
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
  • Packaging: Custom Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes
    English- and German-language versions of the opening narration.
    From Script to Screen, a video essay featuring film scholar Jean-Pierre Berthome discussing the evolution of Ophuls's screenplay for Le plaisir
    Interviews with actor Daniel Gelin, assistant director Tony Aboyantz, and set decorator Robert Christides
    New and improved English subtitle translation
    PLUS: A new essay by film critic Robin Wood
Roving with his dazzlingly mobile camera around the decadent ballrooms, bucolic countryside retreats, urban bordellos, and painter's studios of late nineteenth-century Parisian society, Max Ophuls brings his astonishing visual dexterity and storytelling bravura to this triptych of tales by Guy de Maupassant about the limits of spiritual and physical pleasure. Featuring a stunning cast of French stars (including Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, and Simone Simon), Le plaisir pinpoints the cruel ironies and happy compromises of life with a charming and sophisticated breeziness.
 
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