The Night Porter Film Still

The Night Porter

Liliana Cavani

 
The Night Porter (Criterion Blu-Ray)

9 Dec 2014

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  • Italy
  • 1974
  • 113 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
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  • Spine #59

In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover ( Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. Operatic and disturbing, The Night Porter deftly examines the lasting social and psychological effects of the Nazi regime.

Disc Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Liliana Cavani and screenwriters Barbara Alberti and Amedeo Pagani
  • Women of the Resistance, a fifty-minute 1965 documentary by Cavani, composed of interviews with female partisans who survived the German invasion of Italy, with an intro by the filmmaker
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by scholar Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, author of The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani

Film Essays

The Night Porter

By Annette InsdorfJanuary 10, 2000

The Night Porter is a provocative and problematic film. Made in 1974 by Italian director . . . Read more »

Film Essays

The Night Porter

By Annette InsdorfJanuary 10, 2000

The Night Porter is a provocative and problematic film. Made in 1974 by Italian director . . . Read more »

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The Night Porter (Criterion DVD)

9 Dec 2014

DVD

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