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Title The fire within [(DVD) videorecording] = Le feu follet / Janus Films ; Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France ; une film de Louis Malle ; directeur de la photographie, Ghislain Cloquet ; directeur de production, Alain Queffelean ; une production des Nouvelles Editions de Films.

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Location Call No. Status
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Description 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion Collection ; 430
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 430.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., high definition digital transfer.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Cast Maurice Ronet, Lena Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Hubert Deschamps, Jean-Paul Moulinot, Mona Dol, Pierre Moncorbier, René Dupuis, Bernard Tiphaine, Bernard Noel, Ursula Kubler, Jeanne Moreau, Alain Mottet, François Gragnon, Romain Bouteille, Jaques Sereys, Alexandra Stewart, Claude Deschamps, Tony Taffin, Henri Serre.
Credits Music, Erik Satie ; piano, Claude Helffer ; assistant director, Philippe Collin ; production design, Bernard Evein ; sound, Guy Villette ; editor, Suzanne Baron.
Summary Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
Note Special features: Archival interviews with director Louis Malle and actor Maurice Ronet; "Malle's Fire within", a new video program featuring interviews with actor Alexandra Stewart and filmmakers Philippe Collin and Volker Schlöndorff; "Jusqu'au 23 juillet" a 30 min. 2005 documentary short about the film and its source novel, Le feu follet, by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, featuring actor Mathieu Amalric, writer Didier Daeninckx, and Cannes festival curator Pierre-Henri Deleau; booklet features new essays by critic Michel Ciment and film historian Peter Cowie.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Depressed persons -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Suicide -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Friendship -- France -- Paris -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films France.
Motion pictures, French.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Added Author Malle, Louis, 1932-1995, screenwriter, director.
Cloquet, Ghislain, cinematographer.
Queffelean, Alain, producer.
Ronet, Maurice, 1927-1983, actor.
Skerla, Léna, actor.
Clech, Yvonne, 1920- actor.
Deschamps, Hubert, actor.
Moulinot, Jean-Paul, 1912-1989, actor.
Dol, Mona, 1901-1990, actor.
Moncorbier, Pierre, 1907-1978, actor.
Dupuy, René, 1920- actor.
Tiphaine, Bernard, 1938- actor.
Noël, Bernard, 1924-1970, actor.
Kübler, Ursula, actor.
Moreau, Jeanne, 1928- actor.
Mottet, Alain, actor.
Gragnon, François, actor.
Bouteille, Romain, actor.
Sereys, Jacques, actor.
Stewart, Alexandra, actor.
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925, composer.
Helffer, Claude, musician.
Evein, Bernard, 1929-2006, artistic director.
Baron, Suzanne, film editor.
Drieu La Rochelle, Pierre, 1893-1945. Feu follet.
Janus Films.
Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France.
Nouvelles éditions de films (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Fire within
Feu follet
Jusqu'au 23 juillet.
Malle's Fire within.
ISBN 9781604650389
Standard No. 715515029520
Music No. CC1750D Criterion Collection
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