Les dames du Bois de Boulogne Film Still

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne

Robert Bresson

 
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

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  • France
  • 1945
  • 84 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
  •  
  • Spine #183

This unique love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute. With his second feature film, director Robert Bresson was already forging his singularly brilliant filmmaking technique as he created a moving study of the power of revenge and the strength of true love.

Credits

DirectorRobert Bresson
Story byRobert Bresson
From a story byDenis Diderot
DialogueJean Cocteau
ProducerRaoul Ploquin
CinematographyPhilippe Agostini
EditingJean Feyte
Camera operatorsMaurice Pequeux and Marcel Weiss
Production designMax Douy
Set decorationJames Allan and Robert Clavel
Assistant directorRoger Mercanton
SoundRobert Ivonnet and René Louge
MusicJean-Jacques Grünenwald

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • Stills gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos
  • Essays by François Truffaut and David Thomson
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

    New cover by Christine Ditrio

Film Essays

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne: The Earrings of Robert Bresson

By David Thomson February 14, 2002

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne is fixed in history as not just the second feature film by Robert Bresson, but as one of those movies that heralded an austere, modernistic way of seeing and . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne: The Earrings of Robert Bresson

By David Thomson February 14, 2002

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne is fixed in history as not just the second feature film by Robert Bresson, but as one of those movies that heralded an austere, modernistic way of seeing and . . . Read more »

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