La Poison (UK-import) (DVD)

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One of the great late period films by Sacha Guitry - the total auteur who delighted (and scandalised) the French public and inspired the French New Wave as a model for authorship as director - writer - star of screen and stage alike. In every one of his pictures (and almost every one served as a rueful examination of the war between the sexes), Guitry sculpted by way of a rapier wit - one might say by way of "the Guitry touch" - some of the most sophisticated black comedies ever conceived... and La Poison [Poison] is one of his blackest.

Michel Simon plays Paul Braconnier, a man with designs on murdering his wife Blandine (Germaine Reuver) - a woman with similar designs on her husband. When Braconnier visits Paris to consult with a lawyer about the perfect way of killing a spouse - that is, the way in which he can get away with it - an acid comedy unfolds that reaches its peak in a courtroom scene for the ages.

From the moment of Guitry's trademark introduction of his principals in the opening credits, and on through the brilliant performance by national treasure Michel Simon (of Renoir's Boudu sauvé des eaux and Vigo's L'Atalante, to mention only two high - water marks), here is fitting indication of why Guitry is considered by many the Gallic equal of Ernst Lubitsch.

Bonusmateriale

  • Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery.
  • On Life On-Screen: Miseries and Splendour of a Monarch, a 61-minute documentary about Guitry and the making of the film

Produktfakta

Produksjonsår 1951 Utgitt 2013
Format DVD Sone Sone 2 - Import
Sjanger Komedie Antall disker 1
Spilletid 1 timer 25 minutter Aldersgrense 11
Undertekster Engelsk Lydformater Mono 1.0 (Fransk)
Bildeformater Fullscreen 4:3, Sort/Hvitt Regissør Sacha Guitry
Skuespillere Germaine Reuver, Michel Simon Bestillingsnummer EKA40361
Leverandør Gardners

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