Une Chambre en ville [videorecording] /
Janus Films ; Ciné-Tamaris Films ; Christine Gouze-Renal présente une co-production Progefi - TF1 Films Production - UGC - Top 1 ; scénario et paroles, Jacques Demy ; un film écrit et réalisé par Jacques Demy.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
1604658592, 1604658657, 9781604658590, 9781604658651
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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]
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credits note
Music, Michel Colombier ; director of photography, Jean Penzer ; production designer, Bernard Evein ; costumes, Rosalie Varda ; editor, Sabine Mamou.
general note
Originally released as motion picture in 1982.
Released as part of the Essential Jacques Demy collection.
SMC copy includes Blu-ray version.
Special features: DVD Disc 1: Jacques Demy, A to Z (visual essay about the director by film scholar James Quandt); Jacques Demy at the Midnight Sun Film Festival (Q&A session from the 1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä, Finland, moderated by Peter von Bagh); Restoration demonstration; Trailer. DVD Disc 2: The world of Jacques Demy (Agnès Varda directed and narrates this 1995 documentary about the life and career of her late husband, director Jacques Demy, archival interviews with Demy as well as interviews with composer Michel Legrand and actors Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Dominique Sanda, Jeanne Moreau, and Anouk Aimée); The young girls turn 25 (1993 documentary about the making of The young girls of Rochefort, filmmaker Agnès Varda returns to the town of Rochefort for the film's 25th anniversary). Blu-ray includes: Jacuqes Demy, A to Z; Jacques Demy at the Midnight Sun Film Festival; The world of Jacques Demy; Restoration demonstration; Trailer.
Dominique Sanda, Danielle Darrieux, Richard Berry, Michel Piccoli, Fabienne Guyon, Anna Gaylor, Jean-François Stevenin, Jean-Louis Rolland, Marie-France Roussel, Georges Blaness, Mapie Folliard, Monique Creteur, Gil Warga, Nicolas Hossein, Yann Dedet, Antoine Mikola, Patrick Joly; singers, Danielle Darrieux, Florence Davis, Liliane Davis, Fabienne Guyon, Marie-France Roussel, Jacques Revaux, Jean-Louis Rolland, Georges Blaness, Aldo Franck.
In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers' strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband for an earthy steelworker, though he is involved with another. Unbeknownst to the girl, the object of her affection boards with her no-nonsense baroness mother.
language note
In French with optional English subtitles.
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Not rated.
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DVD: NTSC, region 1, Dolby digital 2.0 surround, 1.66:1 aspect ratio.

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