Complete Jean Vigo, The: The Criterion Collection

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Complete Jean Vigo, The: The Criterion Collection

Even among cinema's greatest legends, Jean Vigo stands apart. The son of a notorious anarchist, Vigo had a brief but brilliant career making poetic, lightly surrealist films before his life was cut tragically short by tuberculosis at age twenty-nine. Like the daring early works of his contemporaries Jean Cocteau and Luis Buñuel, Vigo's films refused to play by the rules. This set includes all of Vigo's titles: À Propos De Nice, an absurdist, rhythmic slice of life from the bustling coastal city of the title; Taris, an inventive short portrait of a swimming champion; Zéro De Conduite, a radical, delightful tale of boarding-school rebellion that has influenced countless filmmakers; and, of course, L'Atalante, widely regarded as one of cinema's finest achievements, about newlyweds beginning their life together on a canal barge. These are the endlessly witty, visually adventurous works of a pivotal film artist.


A Propos De Nice


Zero De Conduite



  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 17 2011
  • Empire SKU 1575311
  • UPC Code 715515084918
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Disc 1:
Audio Commentaries Featuring Michael Temple, Author Of Jean Vigo
Score for A Propos De Nice, Featuring Footage Cut by Vigo

Disc 2:
Episode of the French Television Series Cineastes de Notre Temps About Vigo, From 1964
Conversation From 1968 Between Filmmakers Francois Truffaut and Eric Rohmer on :'Atalante
Animated Tribute to Vigo by Filmmaker Michael Gondry
Video INterview From 2001 With Director Otar Losseliani on Vigo
Booklet Featuring Essays by Critics Michael Almereyda, Robert Polito, B. Kite, and Luc Sante


  • Audio
    French Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W
    Widescreen 1.19:1 B&W

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