Under the Roofs of Paris Under the Roofs of Paris

Under the Roofs of Paris

René Clair

 
Under the Roofs of Paris (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1930
  • 92 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #161

In René Clair’s irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman. This witty exploration of love and human foibles, told primarily through song, captures the flamboyant atmosphere of the city with sophisticated visuals and groundbreaking use of the new technology of movie sound. An international sensation upon its release, Under the Roofs of Paris is an exhilarating celebration of filmmaking and one of France’s most beloved cinematic exports.

Credits

DirectorRené Clair
Art directionLazare Meerson
CinematographyGeorges Périnal and Georges Raulet
SoundRené Le Hénaff
CostumesRené Hubert
Musical directionArmand Bernard
Production directorFrank Clifford

Disc Features

  • New digital transfer
  • Clair’s silent film Paris qui dort (1925)
  • A BBC-TV interview with Clair
  • Trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Film Essays

Under the Roofs of Paris

By Luc Sante September 23, 2002

As was the case with many other movies of the early sound era, the “All Talking! All Singing!” label slapped across the posters for Under the Roofs of Paris in 1930 constituted false . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Under the Roofs of Paris

By Luc Sante September 23, 2002

As was the case with many other movies of the early sound era, the “All Talking! All Singing!” label slapped across the posters for Under the Roofs of Paris in 1930 constituted false . . . Read more »

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