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THE CRITERION COLLECTION

THE CRITERION COLLECTION

£21.99
Released 25 February 2019

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Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Band of Outsiders’ Sami Frey).

As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique’s fate, the Oscar-nominated La vérité, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique), delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor.

With an astonishing performance by Bardot, Clouzot’s affecting and intricately constructed film- a huge late- career success for the French master- renders a harsh verdict against a hypocritical and moralistic society.

Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Band of Outsiders’ Sami Frey).

As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique’s fate, the Oscar-nominated La vérité, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot (Diabolique), delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor.

With an astonishing performance by Bardot, Clouzot’s affecting and intricately constructed film- a huge late- career success for the French master- renders a harsh verdict against a hypocritical and moralistic society.

Extras

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Interview from 1960 with Clouzot
  • Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot Telle Qu’elle
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau

Additional Info

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SKU 5050629379235
Catalogue Number CC2990BDUK
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1960
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) THE CRITERION COLLECTION
Countries France
Colour Black & White
Sound Mono
Subtitles English
Language(s) French
Running time 128 min
Blu-ray region B

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