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Director: Louis Malle     Starring: Malle,Louis
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Format: DVD
Sku: 202177056
UPC: 037429212929
UPC 14: 00037429212929
Category Keywords: Coming Of Age
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The Criterion Collection.
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

"[Murmur] Fresh, intelligent, affectionately comic tale...builds to a thoroughly delightful resolution. Wonderful performances.  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"[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.  Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Editor's 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.
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Image
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/28/2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 030DVD
Video UPC UPC: 00037429212929
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: French
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: French
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Aurore Clement
Video Cast Info Benoit Ferreux
Video Cast Info Daniel Gelin
Video Cast Info Francine Racette
Video Cast Info Gaspard Manesse
Video Cast Info Holger Lowenadler
Video Cast Info Lea Massari
Video Cast Info Michael Lonsdale
Video Cast Info Peter Fitz
Video Cast Info Pierre Blaise
Video Cast Info Raphael Fejto
Video Cast Info Therese Giehse
Video Cast Info Louis Malle - [All] Director

Awards


Winner (1989)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Direction

Nominee (1989)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Au Revoir Les Enfants, [Au Revoir] Best Film
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Film Not in the English Language
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Screenplay - Original

Nominee (1988)
   Video Award Name Independent Spirit, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Best Foreign Film
   Video Award Name Oscar, Au Revoir Les Enfants, [Au Revoir] Best Foreign Language Film
   Video Award Name Oscar, Louis Malle, "[Au Revoir] Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen"

Winner (1987)
   Video Award Name Venice Film Festival, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] Golden Lion Award
   Video Award Name Venice Film Festival, Louis Malle, [Au Revoir] OCIC Award

Winner (1975)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] Best Film
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] UN Award

Nominee (1975)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Louis Malle, [Lacombe] Best Direction
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, "Louis Malle, Patrick Modiano", [Lacombe] Best Screenplay
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] Best Foreign Film
   Video Award Name Oscar, "Lacombe, Lucien", [Lacombe] Best Foreign Language Film

Nominee (1973)
   Video Award Name Oscar, Louis Malle, "[Murmur] Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced"

Nominee (1971)
   Video Award Name Cannes Film Festival, Louis Malle, [Murmur] Golden Palm Award

Professional Reviews

Movie & Video Guide 10 of 10
[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. - Leonard Maltin

Chicago Sun-Times 10 of 10
[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. - Roger Ebert

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Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
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