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Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Maria Casarés
Director: Robert Bresson Cast: Maria Casarés
Maria Casarés
, Paul Bernard
Paul Bernard
, Elina Labourdette
Elina Labourdette
Robert Bresson
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Maria Casarés
Director: Robert Bresson Cast: Maria Casarés
Maria Casarés
, Paul Bernard
Paul Bernard
, Elina Labourdette
Elina Labourdette
Robert Bresson

DVD (Black & White)

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Overview

Though this interesting film was among many responsible for the critical success of French autuer Robert Bresson, it was by no means a commercial success. Slightly different than his other films, director Bresson utilized the contrasty photography of Philippe Agostini (Sylvie et le Fantome, Monde du Silence) and chose professional actors Paul Bernard (Lumiere D'ete), Maria Casares (Enfants du Paradis), and Elina Labourdette (Shanghai Drama) to star rather than non-professionals. With dialogue written by writer/filmmaker Jean Cocteau, Les Dames du Bois du Boulogne was adapted to the screen by Bresson from an interpolated anecdote in Diderot's Jacques Le Fatalist. Casares plays Helene, a passionate but self-controlled woman who is seething after her lover Jean (Bernard) confesses he no longer loves her. Driven by revenge, Helene engineers a plan to attack Jean via Agnes (Labourdette), the woman he truly loves, and Anges' mother (Lucienne Bogaert).


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Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2010
UPC: 0037429173626
Original Release: 1945
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 24,826

Special Features

New digital transfer, with restored image and sound; Stills gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos; Essays by François Truffaut and David Thomson; New and improved English subtitle translation

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maria Casarés Helene
Paul Bernard Jean
Elina Labourdette Agnes
Lucienne Bogaert Mme. D
Jean Marchat Jacques
Yvette Etievant Chambermaid
Bernard Lajarrige Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Bresson Director,Screenwriter
Philippe Agostini Cinematographer
Robert Clavel Art Director
Jean Cocteau Screenwriter
Max Douy Art Director
Jean Feyte Editor
Jean-Jacques Grünenwald Score Composer
Raoul Ploquin Producer
Marcel Weiss Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Logos/Opening Credits [2:20]
2. The Proof of Love [2:16]
3. "I'm the One Who Has Changed" [6:00]
4. We Are All Angels [11:25]
5. "I'm Taking You Out for a Stroll" [7:56]
6. Follow Your String [3:21]
7. Flowers Ruin Everything [9:45]
8. Dinner at Hélène's [7:13]
9. We Are Saved! [4:58]
10. Men Are Vicious [5:04]
11. Read This Letter [6:56]
12. Shall I Tell Him? [6:05]
13. Congratulations [4:53]
14. A Woman's Scorn [2:31]
15. In Time You'll Forgive Me [4:57]
1. Color Bars [:20]

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