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Title Le plaisir [videorecording] / Gaumont ; Gaumont-Stera Films ; film by Max Ophuls ; adaptation by Jacques Natanson and Max Ophuls ; dialogue Jacques Natason.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection : Janus Films, c2008.


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Edition Full screen.; Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 444
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 444.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Based on three stories by Guy de Maupassant.
Bonus features: 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-Piere Berthomé discussing the evolution of the director Max Ophuls's screenplay for Le plaisir ; interviews with actor Daniel Gélin, assistant director Tony Aboyantz, and set decorator Robert Christidès ; a new essay by film critic Robin Wood (booklet).
Contents 1. A voice in the dark -- 2. The mask: at the ball -- 3. Identity revealed -- 4. Back home -- 5. The Tellier house: the women of the house -- 6. Disgruntled clients -- 7. Boredom breeds arguments -- 8. The journey begins -- 9. Something for nothing -- 10. The countryside with Joseph -- 11. Constance -- 12. Silent night -- 13. First communion -- 14. Joseph gets in trouble -- 15. The 3:55 -- 16. A celebratory return -- 17. The model: Jean and Joséphine -- 18. The fighting begins -- 19. Leaving -- 20. A desperate act -- 21. Color bars.
Credits Directors of photography, Christian Matras and Philippe Agostini ; editor, Léonide Azar ; music, Joe Hajos.
Cast Paul Azaïs, Jean Galland, Gaby Bruyère, Claude Dauphin, Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette Leclerc, Mila Parély, Danielle Darrieux, Mathilde Casadesus, Balpétré, René Blancard, Henri Crémieux, Louis Seigner, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Gabin, Jean Servais, Daniel Gélin, Simone Simon.
Summary An aging man hides behind a mask to meet ladies, a madame takes her girls to a communion, and a painter falls for his model in these stories of life, love, pleasure, and death.
Audience Not rated.
System Details DVD ; NTSC; Dobly digital mono; new, restored high-definition digital transfer.
Language French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Pleasure -- Drama.
Compromise (Ethics) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films
Criterion collection
Added Author Ophuls, Max, 1902-1957.
Natanson, Jacques, 1901-1975.
Azaïs, Paul, 1903-1974.
Galland, Jean, 1887-1967.
Bruyère, Gaby. 1924-1978
Dauphin, Claude, 1903-1978.
Morlay, Gaby, 1893-1964.
Renaud, Madeleine, 1900-1994.
Leclerc, Ginette, 1912-1992
Parély, Mila, 1917-2012-
Darrieux, Danielle, 1917-
Casadesus, Mathilde, 1921-1965.
Balpetré, Antoine, 1898-1963.
Blancard, René, 1897-1965.
Crémieux, Henri, 1896-1980
Seigner, Louis
Brasseur, Pierre, 1905-1972.
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976.
Servais, Jean, 1910-1976
Gélin, Daniel.
Simon, Simone
Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Gaumont (Firm)
Stera Film.
Janus Films
ISBN 1604650605
Standard No. 715515031523
Music No. CC1766D The Criterion Collection

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