Dheepan Film Still

Dheepan

Jacques Audiard

 
Dheepan (Criterion Blu-Ray)

23 May 2017

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • France
  • 2015
  • 114 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English, French, Tamil
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  • Spine #871

With this Palme d’Or–winning drama, which deftly combines seemingly disparate genres, French filmmaker Jacques Audiard cemented his status as one of the titans of contemporary world cinema. In an arresting performance, the nonprofessional actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan (himself a former child soldier) stars as a Tamil fighter who, along with a woman and child posing as his wife and daughter, flees war-torn Sri Lanka only to land in a Paris suburb riddled with drugs. As the makeshift family embarks on a new life, Dheepan settles into an intimate social-realist mode, before tightening, gradually and organically, into a dynamic turf-war thriller, as well as an unsettling study of the psychological aftereffects of combat. Searing and sensitive, Audiard’s film is a unique depiction of the refugee experience as a continuous crisis of identity.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • High-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2015 featuring director Jacques Audiard and coscreenwriter Noé Debré
  • New interview with Audiard
  • New interview with actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan
  • Deleted scenes with audio commentary by Audiard and Debré
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Atkinson

    New cover by Matt Rota

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Dheepan (Criterion DVD)

23 May 2017

DVD

1 Disc

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