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Les Enfants Terribles (Criterion Collection)

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A brother and sister share a single room and unhealthy obsession for each other, but outside forces compel them to face their attraction and lead them on the road to tragedy.


Studio Image Entertainment
SKU 204505262
UPC 715515024921
UPC 14 00715515024921
Format DVD
Release Date 7/24/2007
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Melville,Jean-Pierr
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Cast & Crew
Edouard Dermithe - Actor
Henri Decae - Cinematographer
Jacques Bernard - Actor
Jean Cocteau - Writer
Jean-Pierre Melville - Writer
Jean-Pierre Melville - Producer
Jean-Pierre Melville - Director
Jean-Pierre Melville - Production Designer
Nicole Stephane - Actor
Renee Cosima - Actor
Nominee (1953) British Academy Awards, Nicole Stephane, Best Foreign Actress
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Review Les enfants terribles - Criterion Collection is Highly Recommended. A sometimes abstract and isolated drama of scheming and adolescent self-belief, this bizarre story details the questionable relationship of two siblings and the way they inflict their convoluted games on people who cross their paths. The second film by French master Jean-Pierre Melville, Les enfants terribles is a collaboration of two vivid personalities, of the filmmaker and the artist, Jean Cocteau, who originally wrote the story. Regardless of the debate about the two men's working relationship, the truth is that this strange and contentious piece of cinema required the intersection of their artistic differences. What they came up with is an intriguing, perplexing, and utterly unforgettable (a)morality play.
Reviewer Jamie S. Rich
ReviewRating 8
DVD, French, English, Subtitled
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Actor Melville,Jean-Pierr
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine Melville's visual instincts feel modern and tough...and this lets Cocteau's stirring intimations of sex and longing come through more intensely...
Variety ...unorthodox, full of symbolism...a gripping, dream-like attraction...
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