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La vie de Jésus /
un film de Bruno Dumont ; scénario, Bruno Dumont ; producteurs délégués, Jean Bréhat et Rachid Bouchareb ; une coproduction 3B Productions - Norfilms - CRRAV avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie, du Ministére de la Culture, et de Canal+.
edition
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
description
1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded booklet (10 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm)
ISBN
1681435985, 9781681435985
format(s)
Blu-ray
Holdings
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imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]
isbn
1681435985
9781681435985
standard identifier
715515231411
publisher #
CC3038BD
credits note
Director of photography, Philippe Van Leeuw ; editors, Guy Lecorne, Yves Deschamps, Pierre Choukroun ; music, Richard Cuvillier.
general note
Features: New 4K digital restoration, approved by director Bruno Dumont, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack; New interview with Dumont; Conversation between Dumont and critic Philippe Rouyer from 2014; Excerpts from two 1997 episodes of the French television program Le cercle de minuit; Trailer; New English subtitle translation; An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Title and credits from screen.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
performer
David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf, Sébastien Delbaere, Samuel Boidin, Steve Smagghe, Sébastien Bailleul, Geneviève Cottreel.
abstract
"With his stunning debut feature, the risk-taking auteur Bruno Dumont immediately established his reputation as an uncompromising iconoclast on the cutting edge of French cinema. Blending unflinching realism with moments of startling, light-filled beauty, La Vie de Jésus finds unexpected philosophical richness in the quotidian, small-town existence of Freddy (nonprofessional David Douche in a revelatory, one-off performance), an aimless young man with epilepsy who, in his childlike simplicity, embodies both great tenderness and terrifying brutality. Leaving the film's cryptic title tantalizingly open to interpretation, Dumont dares viewers to see the divine in a seemingly dead-end world"--Container.
language note
French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
catalogue key
13003012
technical details
Blu-ray, region A; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio); LPCM stereo.
This Blu-ray disc will not play on standard DVD players.

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