Children of Paradise (Criterion Collection)
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- Format:Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Subtitled), French (Original Language)
- Running Time:190 Minutes
- Rating:NR (Not Rated)
- Edition:The Criterion Collection
- Aspect Ratio:1.77:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
- Dimensions (in):7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6
- Release Date:September 18, 2012
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- Brand Name: IMG Mfg#: 715515098410
- Shipping Weight: 0.35 lbs
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Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise (Les enfants du paradis), widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (The Pearls of the Crown’s Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and, most poignantly, a street mime (La ronde’s Jean-Louis Barrault, in a longing-suffused performance for the ages). With sensitivity and dramatic élan, director Marcel Carné (Port of Shadows) and screenwriter Jacques Prévert (Le jour se lève) resurrect a world teeming with hucksters and aristocrats, thieves and courtesans, pimps and seers. Thanks to a major new restoration, this iconic classic looks and sounds richer and more detailed than ever.
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