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Title La cité des enfants perdus [videorecording] = The city of lost children / a film by Jeunet & Caro ; a co-production of Constellation ; Lumiere, Le Studio Canal + [and others] ; producer, Claudie Ossard ; screenplay writers, Gilles Adrien [and others] ; directors, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro.

Publication Info. Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Classics, [2007]


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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical stereo surround Dolby Digital rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital surround and stereo, mastered in high definition.
Language French, dubbed English (Dolby surround) or dubbed Spanish (Stereo) dialogue, optional French, English, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Genevieve Brunet, Odile Mallet, Mireille Mossé, Serge Merlin, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Rufus, Ticky Holgado, Jean-Louis Trintignant (Irvin).
Credits Director of photography, Darius Khondji ; music, Angelo Badalamenti ; editor, Herve Schneid.
Note English title from disc surface.
Originally made as a motion picture in 1995 in France with the participation of German and Spanish production companies.
Audience MPAA rating: R, for disturbing and grotesque images of violence and menace.
Summary This fantastically twisted fairy tale is chock-full of curious characters and special effects. A sad and heartbroken madman, Krank, is aging prematurely because he can't dream. He kidnaps little children, hoping that eventually he will find a way to steal their sleeping thoughts. The story takes the form of a quest, as a sentimental harpooner-turned-fairground strongman, One, sets out to find his young brother on a dilapidated oil rig. He soon falls in love with the gutsy nine-year-old girl (who is head of the orphan gang), and together they run a gauntlet of fantastical dangers as they join hearts and hands to save a small boy's dreams from the madman's master plan.
Note Special features: Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Ron Perlman commentary ; costume design gallery by Jean-Paul Gaultier ; production sketch gallery ; talent files ; theatrical trailer.
Subject Mentally ill -- Drama.
Dreams -- Drama.
Genre/Form Mad scientist films.
Science fiction films.
Fantasy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Ossard, Claudie, film producer.
Adrien, Gilles, screenwriter.
Jeunet, Jean-Pierre, 1955- film director, screenwriter.
Caro, Marc, film director, screenwriter, actor.
Perlman, Ron, 1950- actor.
Emilfork, Daniel, actor.
Vittet, Judith, actor.
Pinon, Dominique, 1955- actor.
Dreyfus, Jean-Claude, actor.
Brunet, Geneviève, actor.
Mallet, Odile, actor.
Mosse, Mireille, actor.
Merlin, Serge, actor.
Hadji-Lazaro, François, actor.
Rufus, 1942- actor.
Holgado, Ticky, actor.
Trintignant, Jean-Louis, actor.
Constellation Films, production company.
Lumiere Productions, production company.
Studio Canal+, production company.
Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), publisher.
Added Title City of lost children
Cité des enfants perdus (Motion picture)
ISBN 0767811062
Standard No. 043396400191
Music No. 40019 Sony Pictures Classics

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