Claude Autant-Lara—Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

Edition no. 45

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Le mariage de ChiffonLettres d’amourDouceSylvie et le fantôme
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Gaumont
Directed by: Claude Autant-Lara
Too often overlooked after his work was spurned by the New Wave iconoclasts as being part of the “tradition of quality,” Claude Autant-Lara was one of France’s leading directors of the 1940s and ’50s. He began as a set and costume designer and went on to direct French-language versions of comedies in Hollywood, but it was back in his home country that Autant-Lara came into his own as a filmmaker. He found his sophisticated and slyly subversive voice with these four romances, produced during the dark days of the German occupation. Sumptuously appointed even while being critical of class hierarchy, these films—all made with the same corps of collaborators, including the charmingly impetuous star Odette Joyeux—endure as a testament to the quick wit and exquisite visual sense of the director whose name they established.

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.37:1
Audio: French 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 4 Discs |  DVD-5/DVD-9

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