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Uniform Title Enfants terribles (Motion picture : 1950)
Title Les enfants terribles [videorecording] / Gaumont Distribution présente ; Melville Productions ; Jean-Pierre Melville présente ; adaptation et dialogues de Jean Cocteau ; production et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    F ENF    DUE 12-08-23
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 398
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 398.
Note Based on the 1929 novel "Les enfants terribles" by Jean Cocteau.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Special features: Audio commentary by writer, film critic, and journalist Gilbert Adair; interviews with producer Carole Weisweiller, actors Nicole Stéphane and Jacques Bernard, and assistant director Claude Pinoteau; "Around Jean Cocteau" (2003), a short video by filmmaker Noël Simsolo discussing Cocteau and Melville's creative relationship; theatrical trailer; gallery of behind-the-scenes stills; a booklet featuring a new essay by critic Gary Indiana, a tribute by Stéphane, an excerpt from Rui Nogueira's "Melville on Melville" and drawings by Cocteau.
Credits Cinematography, Henri Decaë ; editor, Monique Bonnot ; musical director, Paul Bonneau ; costume designer, Christian Dior.
Cast Nicole Stephane, Edouard Dermithe, Renée Cosima, Jacques Bernard, Roger Gaillard, Maurice Revel, Adeline Aucoc.
Voice: Jean Cocteau.
Summary Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language French dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Brothers and sisters -- France -- Drama.
Problem families -- France -- Drama.
Teenagers -- France -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- France -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, French.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Added Author Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963
Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973
Stéphane, Nicole, 1928-
Dermit, Edouard
Cosima, Renée, 1926-1981
Bernard, Jacques
Martin, Melvyn
Gaillard, Roger
Revel, Maurice.
Aucoc, Adeline
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963. Enfants terribles.
Janus Films
Cinexport (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Jean Cocteau's Les enfants terribles
ISBN 1934121703
Standard No. 715515024921
Music No. CC1707D Criterion Collection

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