Louis Malle

3 Films by Louis Malle

3 Films by Louis Malle

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.

Film Info

  • Spine #327

Films In This Set

Special 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