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Title Les enfants terribles [(DVD) videorecording] / Janus Films ; Gaumont Distribution ; Jean-Pierre Melville présente ; adaptation et dialogues de Jean Cocteau ; production et réalisation de Jean-Pierre Melville.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection : Cinexport, [2007]
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Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 398
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 398.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby digital mono., full screen (standard format).
Language In French, with optional English subtitles.
Performer Voice: Jean Cocteau.
Cast Nicole Stephane, Edouard Dermithe, Renée Cosima, Jacques Bernard, Roger Gaillard, Maurice Revel, Adeline Aucoc, Melvyn Martin, Maria Cyliakus, Jean-Marie Robain, Rachel Devirys, Emile Mathys.
Credits Images de Henri Decaë ; chef monteuse, Monique Bonnot ; direction musicale, Paul Bonneau ; cameraman, J. Thibaudier.
Note Based on the novel: Les enfants terribles / by Jean Cocteau.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Accompanying booklet includes the essay "Hazards of a snowball fight" by film scholar Gary Indiana, an essay by actor Nicole St́éphane, and a Q&A with producer Jean-Pierre Melville, excerpted from "Melville on Melville, " by interviewer Rui Nogueira.
Summary Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous.
Note Special features: Optional audio commentary by film critic Gilbert Adair; "About the film" featuring interviews with producer Carole Weisweiller, actors Nicole Stéphane and Jacques Bernard, and assistant director Claude Pinoteau (15 min.); interview with actor Nicole Stéphane excerpted from the French television program "L'Invite" with host Patrick Simonin (13 min.); "Around Jean Cocteau" (2003), a short video by filmmaker Noël Simsolo discussing Cocteau and Melville's creative relationship (17 min.); stills gallery; theatrical trailer (3 min.).
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience Not rated.
Subject Brothers and sisters -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Dysfunctional families -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Teenagers -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
School accidents -- France -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films France.
Motion pictures, French.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Foreign films.
Added Author Melville, Jean-Pierre, 1917-1973.
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963. Enfants terribles.
Stéphane, Nicole, 1928-
Dermit, Edouard.
Cosima, Renée, 1926-1981.
Bernard, Jacques.
Martin, Melvyn.
Gaillard, Roger.
Revel, Maurice.
Adair, Gilbert.
Pinoteau, Claude, 1925-2012.
Simsolo, Noël.
Indiana, Gary.
Nogueira, Rui.
Decae, Henri.
Bonnot, Monique.
Bonneau, Paul.
Robain, Jean-Marie (Actor)
Mathys, Emile.
Devirys, Rachel, 1890-1983.
Cyliakus, Maria.
Aucoc, Adeline.
Weisweiller, Carole.
Janus Films.
Gaumont (Firm)
Cinexport (Firm)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Jean Cocteau's Les enfants terribles
ISBN 1934121703
Standard No. 715515024921
Music No. CC1707D Criterion Collection
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