Eclipse Series 2:  The Documentaries of Louis Malle

Eclipse Series 2:
The Documentaries of Louis Malle

 
Eclipse Series 2:  The Documentaries of Louis Malle (Eclipse DVD)

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Over the course of a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle forged a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile cinematic storytellers, with such widely acclaimed, and wide-ranging, masterpieces as Elevator to the Gallows, My Dinner with Andre, and Au revoir les enfants. At the same time, however, with less fanfare, Malle was creating a parallel, even more personal body of work as a documentary filmmaker. With the discerning eye of a true artist and the investigatory skills of a great journalist, Malle takes us from a street corner in Paris to America’s heartland to the expanses of India in his astonishing epic Phantom India. These are some of the most engaging and fascinating nonfiction films ever made.

Collector’s Set Includes

Vive le Tour box cover

Vive le Tour

Louis Malle 1962

In his short documentary Vive le Tour, Louis Malle presents his energetic evocation of the Tour de France.


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Humain, trop humain

Louis Malle 1973

In his documentary Humain, trop humain, Louis Malle presents his meditative investigation of the inner workings of a French automotive plant.


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Place de la République

Louis Malle 1974

In Place de la république, Louis Malle presents his entertaining snapshot of the comings and goings on one street corner in Paris.


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Phantom India

Louis Malle 1969

Louis Malle called his gorgeous and groundbreaking Phantom India the most personal film of his career. And this extraordinary journey to India, originally shown as a miniseries on European television, is infused with his sense of discovery, as well as occasional outrage, intrigue, and joy.


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Calcutta

Louis Malle 1969

When he was cutting Phantom India, Louis Malle found that the footage shot in Calcutta was so diverse, intense, and unforgettable that it deserved its own film. The result, released theatrically, is at times shocking—a chaotic portrait of a city engulfed in social and political turmoil.


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God’s Country

Louis Malle 1985

In 1979, Louis Malle traveled into the heart of Minnesota to capture the everyday lives of the men and women in a prosperous farming community. Six years later, during Ronald Reagan’s second term, he returned to find drastic economic decline.


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. . . And the Pursuit of Happiness

Louis Malle 1986

In 1986, Louis Malle set out to investigate the ever-widening range of immigrant experience in America. Interviewing a variety of newcomers in middle- and working-class communities from coast to coast, Malle paints a generous, humane portrait of their individual struggles.