3 Films by Louis Malle

3 Films by Louis Malle

 
3 Films by Louis Malle (Criterion DVD)

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Box Set Info

  • Spine #327

Few directors have portrayed the agonies and epiphanies of growing up as poetically—and controversially—as Louis Malle. Laced with autobiographical details, Murmur of the Heart; Lacombe, Lucien; and Au revoir les enfants tell stories of youth, set against the tumult of World War II and postwar France. Tragic, amusing, and poignant, these three films are more than just coming-of-age stories. They are the director’s ongoing response to a world gone wrong.

Collector’s Set Includes

Murmur of the Heart box cover

Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle 1971

Louis Malle’s critically acclaimed Murmur of the Heart gracefully combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy’s sexual maturation. Both shocking and deeply poignant, this is one of the finest coming-of-age films ever made.


Lacombe, Lucien box cover

Lacombe, Lucien

Louis Malle 1974

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German occupation, Louis Malle’s brave and controversial Lacombe, Lucien traces a young peasant’s journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit.


Au revoir les enfants box cover

Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle 1987

Based on events from writer-director Louis Malle’s own childhood, Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfers
  • New interviews with actor Candice Bergen and biographer Pierre Billard
    *- Excerpts from a French TV program featuring the director on the sets of Murmur of the Heart and Lacombe, Lucien
  • Audio interviews with Malle from 1974, 1988, and 1990
  • The Immigrant, Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 short comedy, featured in Au revoir les enfants
  • A profile of the provocative character of Joseph from Au revoir les enfants, created by filmmaker Guy Magen, in 2005
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • Essays by critics Michael Sragow, Pauline Kael, and Philip Kemp and historian Francis J. Murphy, as well as a filmography

    New covers by Michael Boland