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Pepe Le Moko: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 94 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio:
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    1962 French Television Interview with Director Julien Duvivier
    Excerpts from the 1978 Television Documentary Remembering Jean Gabin
    Excerpts from Ginette Vincendeau's BFI Classics Study of Pepe le Moko, Addressing the Historical Background of the Film's Setting and the French Crime Novel Genre
    A Study of the Lasting Influence of Pepe le Moke on Popular Culture, Including a Special Video Comparison Between Pepe and the 1938 U.S. Remake Algiers
    Essay by Film Critic Michael Atkinson
    Original Theatrical Trailer
In this French gangster film, notorious, tough-but-playful criminal Pepe Le Moko hides out in the maze-like underworld of the Casbah section of Algiers. The cops can't get near him, but he knows that he can never leave. When wealthy Parisian Gaby falls for the heart-on-his-sleeve gangster, Police Inspector Slimane hopes to manipulate the relationship to his advantage to finally catch Pepe. A precursor to film noir, a prime example of the poetic realism movement, and the inspiration for the American remake "Algiers" (1938), "Pepe Le Moko" (1937) is a must-see romantic thriller for film buffs.
 
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