Hôtel du Nord

Edition no. 1139

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Directed by: Marcel Carné

Anguished young lovers, fallen women, wanted criminals, and all manner of social castoffs: these are the disreputable denizens of the Hôtel du Nord, an atmospherically seedy boardinghouse on the bustling banks of the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, whose lives collide in Marcel Carné’s bittersweet rhapsody of romance, betrayal, revelry, and violence. Featuring evocative production design by the famed Alexandre Trauner and a colorful ensemble cast of some of classical French cinema’s most illustrious stars—including Annabella, Louis Jouvet, and a divinely dissolute Arletty in one of her most iconic roles—poetic-realist jewel Hôtel du Nord is a sublime exemplar of Carné’s celebrated poetic realism, imbuing working-class lives and dramas with a touching nobility.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio: French 1.0 PCM Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • New conversation between filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie) and journalist Philippe Morisson
  • Television program from 1972 on the making of the film
  • Documentary from 1994 on the life and career of director Marcel Carné
  • Trailer
  • An essay by film and theater scholar Edward Baron Turk

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