Le plaisir
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Le plaisir


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: Max Ophuls
Year: 1952
Format: DVD
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Claude Dauphin, Daniel Gélin, Danielle Darrieux, Gaby Morlay, Ginette Leclerc, Jean Gabin, Jean Servais, Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Simone Simon
Original Language: French
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 16-Sep-08
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Roving with his dazzlingly mobile camera around the decadent ballrooms, bucolic countryside retreats, urban bordellos, and painter’s studios of late nineteenth-century French life, Max Ophuls brings his astonishing visual dexterity and storytelling bravura to this triptych of tales by Guy de Maupassant about the limits of spiritual and physical pleasure. Featuring a stunning cast of French stars (including Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, and Simone Simon), _Le plaisir_ pinpoints the cruel ironies and happy compromises of life with a charming and sophisticated breeziness.

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer
* Introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes (_Far from Heaven_)
* English- and German-language versions of the opening narration
* _From Script to Screen,_ a video essay featuring film scholar Jean-Pierre Berthomé discussing the evolution of Max Ophuls’s screenplay for _Le plaisir_
* Interviews with actor Daniel Gélin, assistant director Tony Aboyantz, and set decorator Robert Christidès
* New and improved English subtitle translation
* PLUS: A new essay by film critic Robin Wood

_New cover by David Downton_

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