The Marseille Trilogy
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The Marseille Trilogy

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$124.98 $87.49

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Studio: Criterion Collection
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Format: DVD
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Number of discs: 4
Street Date: 20-Jun-17
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Description

In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces Marius, Fanny, and César mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life. Gruff, sentimental César (music-hall star Raimu) owns a waterfront bar in the Old Port of Marseille where his son, Marius (Pierre Fresnay), wipes down tables and dreams of a life at sea. The prosperous, middle-aged sailmaker Panisse (Fernand Charpin) wants to wed Marius’s sweetheart, Fanny (Orane Demazis), setting up a fateful romantic triangle whose story unfolds across a generation in the films of The Marseille Trilogy, which first earned Pagnol his place in cinema history. “If Pagnol is not the greatest auteur of the sound film,” critic André Bazin wrote, “he is in any case something akin to its genius.”

  • New 4K digital restorations of all three films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New introduction by filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier
  • New interview with Nicolas Pagnol, grandson of writer-director Marcel Pagnol
  • Segments from Marcel Pagnol: Morceaux choisis, a 1973 documentary series on Pagnol’s life and work
  • Marseille, a short 1935 documentary about the Marseille harbor produced by Pagnol
  • Archival interviews with actors Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, and Robert Vattier
  • Pagnol’s Poetic Realism, a new video essay by scholar Brett Bowles
  • French television clip from 2015 about the restoration of the trilogy
  • Theatrical rerelease trailer
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: PLUS: An essay by film critic Michael Atkinson and excerpts from Pagnol’s introductions to his plays and screenplays


    New cover by Manuele Fior

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