Le Deuxième souffle [videorecording] /
Charles Lumbroso, André Labay présentent ; dialogues de José Giovanni et Jean-Pierre Melville ; adaptation et realisation de Jean-Pierre Melville ; Productions Charles Lumbroso.
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2008.
1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
160465077X, 9781604650778
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[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2008.
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Not licensed for classroom use
credits note
Director of photography, Marcel Combes ; music, Bernard Gérard ; editors, Michèle Boëhm, Monique Bonnot.
general note
From a screenplay and novel by José Giovanni.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1966.
Special features: New, restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary featuring film scholar Ginette Vincendeau; new video interview with director Bertrand Tavernier (publicity agent on the film); archival footage featuring interviews with Melville and actor Lino Ventura; original theatrical trailer; new and improved English subtitle translation; a new essay by film critic Adrian Danks.
Widescreen 1.66:1 aspect ratio, Dolby Digital mono.
Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Christine Fabrega, Raymond Pellegrin, Marcel Bozzufi, Paul Frankeur, Denis Manuel, Jean Negroni.
A French criminal, recently escaped from prison and trying to pull off a robbery, finds himself being chased by an inspector.
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French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
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Not rated.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-11-15:
An escaped convict (Lino Ventura) counts on one last score to fund his retirement in Souffle, the first of two noirish crime thrillers by the coolly methodical Jean-Pierre Melville, who knows a thing or two about how to shoot a heist. Doulos finds French film icon Jean-Paul Belmondo as a finger man on the lam slyly negotiating back streets and backstabbers. Digitally polished and informed by new and vintage interviews. For larger collections. High-def digital transfer; lots of extras. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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