Le Plaisir: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1952) / Region 1
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Le Plaisir: The Criterion Collection

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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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Jun 23 2008
  • Production Year 1952
  • Empire SKU 1411897
  • UPC Code 715515031523
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

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

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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