3 Films By Louis Malle

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A four-disc box set showcasing director Louis Malle's loose trilogy of acclaimed films about the loss of innocence and modern France. Murmur of the Heart is about a 15-year-old boy growing up in Dijon in the 1950s and his scandalous behavior. Lacombe Lucien takes place in the summer of 1944, and tells the story of an 18-year-old working for the occupying Nazis. Au revoir les enfants is Malle's award-winning, autobiographical story about two boys at a provincial Catholic boarding school during the war, and the secret they share. Also includes a fourth disc of supplements, exclusive to this box set.Format: DVD MOVIE

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SKU 202177056
UPC 037429212929
UPC 14 00037429212929
Format DVD
Keywords
Coming Of Age
Editors Note
Note From his origins in the 1960s French New Wave to his death in 1995, Gallic director Louis Malle produced a cinematic oeuvre of emotional complexity and diverse subject matter. This collection presents a trio of Malle films loosely connected through themes of childhood innocence and the hypocrisies of bourgeois French society: MURMUR OF THE HEART (1971), LACOMBE, LUCIEN (1974), and AU REVOIR, LES ENFANTS (1987). See individual titles for plot synopses.
Directors
Louis Malle
Actors
Name Malle,Louis
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Cast & Crew
Aurore Clement - [Lacombe] Actor
Benoit Ferreux - [Murmur] Actor
Daniel Gelin - [Murmur] Actor
Francine Racette - [Au Revoir] Actor
Gaspard Manesse - [Au Revoir] Actor
Holger Lowenadler - [Lacombe] Actor
Lea Massari - [Murmur] Actor
Louis Malle - [All] Director
Michael Lonsdale - [Murmur] Actor
Peter Fitz - [Au Revoir] Actor
Pierre Blaise - [Lacombe] Actor
Raphael Fejto - [Au Revoir] Actor
Therese Giehse - [Lacombe] Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 030DVD
UPC 00037429212929
Number of Discs 4
Color Color
Original Language French
Available Audio Tracks French
Awards
Winner (1989) British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Direction
Nominee (1989) British Academy Awards, Au Revoir Les Enfants, [Au Revoir] Best Film,British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Film Not in the English Language,British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Screenplay - Original
Nominee (1988) Independent Spirit, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Foreign Film,Oscar, Au Revoir Les Enfants, [Au Revoir] Best Foreign Language Film,Oscar, Louis Malle, "[Au Revoir] Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen"
Winner (1987) Venice Film Festival, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Golden Lion Award,Venice Film Festival, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] OCIC Award
Winner (1975) British Academy Awards, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] Best Film,British Academy Awards, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] UN Award
Nominee (1975) British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Lacombe] Best Direction,British Academy Awards, "Louis Malle, Patrick Modiano", [Lacombe] Best Screenplay,Golden Globe, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] Best Foreign Film,Oscar, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] Best Foreign Language Film
Nominee (1973) Oscar, Louis Malle, "[Murmur] Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced"
Nominee (1971) Cannes Film Festival, Louis Malle, [Murmur] Golden Palm Award
Reviews
ReviewSource Movie & Video Guide
Review [Lacombe] Brilliant, perceptive account of opportunist French peasant Blaise, who joins the Gestapo during the Nazi Occupation - after setting out to join the Resistance - and falls in love with a Jewish tailor's daughter. Subtle, complex tale of guilt, innocence, and the amorality of power; masterfully directed.
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Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review [Murmur] Malle gives us the family in a series of short, fairly self-contained scenes. There are fights and truces, and the boys learn to smoke cigars, drink brandy and forge paintings. The youngest son is taken by his brothers to a brothel (in order to be the victim of a cruel practical joke, as it turns out). The mother has an affair, not very discreetly. And then it turns out the young boy has a heart murmur. Summer at a resort is prescribed, and the mother goes along to keep her son company (and to continue her affair). They take adjoining rooms at the resort hotel, and then Malle sets us up for the final scenes so skillfully that the moment of incest, when it occurs, seems almost natural, more fond than carnal, and not terribly significant. How he achieves this effect is beyond me; he takes the most highly charged subject matter you can imagine, and mutes it into simple affection. The boy is played by a nonactor, Benoit Ferreux, whose puzzlement about growing up, and whose admiration at the possibilities of life, remind us of young Jean-Pierre L'zaud in Truffaut's The Four Hundred Blows of a decade ago. The two movies deserve comparison in more ways than one. And yet Murmur of the Heart isn't really about the boy, but the mother. Lea Massari (you may remember her as the girl in L'Avventura) is so irrepressible, so irresponsible, so much a girl and not quite an adult, that her performance takes scenes that might have been embarrassing, and makes them simply magical.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Malle,Louis
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide [Murmur] Fresh, intelligent, affectionately comic tale...builds to a thoroughly delightful resolution. Wonderful performances.
Vincent Canby, The New York Times [Au Revoir] A work that has the kind of simplicity, ease and density of detail that only a film maker in total command of his craft can bring off, and then only rarely.
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