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Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle

 
Murmur of the Heart (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1971
  • 118 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #328

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.

Cast

Laurent Chevalier Benoît Ferreux
Clara Chevalier Lea Massari
Charles Chevalier Daniel Gélin
Father HenriMichael Lonsdale
AugustaAve Ninchi
FredaGila von Weitershausen

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Ricardo Aronovich
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A new essay by film critic Michael Sragow
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Murmur of the Heart: All in the Family

By Michael Sragow March 27, 2006

Murmur of the Heart (1971), Louis Malle’s comic masterpiece, is the most American of great French films. Indeed, with its youthful charm and rebellion, the film feels even more . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Murmur of the Heart: All in the Family

By Michael Sragow March 27, 2006

Murmur of the Heart (1971), Louis Malle’s comic masterpiece, is the most American of great French films. Indeed, with its youthful charm and rebellion, the film feels even more . . . Read more »