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Christmas Tale, A Christmas Tale, A

Darkly comic portrait of a troubled family during the festive season. Darkly comic portrait of a troubled family during the festive season.
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Leading French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin has gathered an all-star cast headed by Catherine Deneuve and Mathieu Amalric for this wickedly funny and outrageous spin on a family reunion drama. Deneuve plays the matriarch who needs to gather all the family together not just for Christmas but for reasons of her own. As the disparate members gather together in the city of Roubaix, old tensions and affections re-awaken. The cast give terrific performances, and Desplechin orchestrates them all to create an exciting film that US and UK critics entranced. 

Special Features

Disc 2

  • L'Aimée (2007, 65 mins) Documentary by Arnaud Desplechin about his family in Roubaix, and his grandmother who died whilst still a young woman. 

Leading French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin has gathered an all-star cast headed by Catherine Deneuve and Mathieu Amalric for this wickedly funny and outrageous spin on a family reunion drama. Deneuve plays the matriarch who needs to gather all the family together not just for Christmas but for reasons of her own. As the disparate members gather together in the city of Roubaix, old tensions and affections re-awaken. The cast give terrific performances, and Desplechin orchestrates them all to create an exciting film that US and UK critics entranced. 

Special Features

Disc 2

  • L'Aimée (2007, 65 mins) Documentary by Arnaud Desplechin about his family in Roubaix, and his grandmother who died whilst still a young woman. 

Additional Info

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SKU 5055159200042
Catalogue Number NW004
Subtitle a film by Arnaud Desplechin
Product contents 2 discs
Year 2008
Format DVD
Publisher(s) New Wave Films
Countries France
Colour Colour
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 150 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

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