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Children of Paradise [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]

Children of Paradise [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 09/18/2012
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Even in 1945, Marcel Carné's Children of Paradise was regarded as an old-fashioned film. Set in the Parisian theatrical world of the 1840s, Jacques Prévert's screenplay concerns four men in love with the mysterious Garance (Arletty). Each loves Garance in his own fashion, but only the intentions of sensitive mime-actor Deburau (Jean-Louis Barrault) are entirely honorable; as a result, it is he who suffers most, hurdling one obstacle after another in pursuit of an evidently unattainable goal. In the stylized fashion of 19th-century French drama, many grand passions are spent during the film's totally absorbing 195 minutes. The film was produced under overwhelmingly difficult circumstances during the Nazi occupation of France, and many of the participants/creators were members of the Maquis, so the movie's existence itself is somewhat miraculous. Children of Paradise has gone on to become one of the great romantic classics of international cinema. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Disc #1 -- Children of Paradise

1. Opening Titles [4:19]
2. The Boulevard of Crime [5:15]
3. Lacenaire and His Guardian Angel [6:28]
4. Baptiste Rescues Garance [6:15]
5. Les Funambules [5:25]
6. Chaos Onstage [10:21]
7. Frédérick Lemaître [5:10]
8. Le Rouge Gorge [10:29]
9. Baptiste Fights Back [4:28]
10. "Love is So Simple" [9:51]
11. The Palace of Illusions [5:49]
12. Nathalie Speaks [7:39]
13. "The Voice of Love" [12:48]
14. A Judicial Error [7:38]

Disc #2 -- Children of Paradise

1. Opening Titles [4:26]
2. Frédérick the Great [8:52]
3. The Inn of the Adrets [5:21]
4. Backstage with Lacenaire [7:34]
5. Garace Has Changed [11:57]
6. Backstage Reunion [7:42]
7. Lacenaire and the Count [11:14]
8. Baptiste in Hiding [4:25]
9. Othello [7:11]
10. "Jealousy Belongs to All" [5:44]
11. Garance Was Right [1:44]
12. At the Bath [3:48]
13. Lost [8:17]
1. Color Bars [:00]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • MPAA Rating:
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Length: 190 minutes
  • Sound: dd1
  • Format: Black & White
  • Discs: 2
  • Language: French
  • Subtitle: English
  • UPC: 715515098410
  • Product ID: 3086857
  • Genre: Drama, Romance

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