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Les bas-fonds = The lower depths

Author: Jean RenoirEvgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tinJ CompanéezCharles SpaakFédote BourgasoffAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 239.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff.
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Fiction films
Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Named Person: Maksim Gorky
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Renoir; Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tin; J Companéez; Charles Spaak; Fédote Bourgasoff; Marguerite Renoir; Hugues Laurent; Eugene Lourié; Jean Wiéner; Jean Gabin; Suzy Prim; Louis Jouvet; Jany Holt; Junie Astor; Vladimir Sokoloff; Akira Kurosawa; Kazuo Yamazaki; Yoshirō Muraki; Masaru Satō; Yoshiko Samejima; Toshirō Mifune; Isuzu Yamada; Kyōko Kagawa; Ganjirō Nakamura; Minoru Chiaki; Donald Richie; Maksim Gorky; Films Albatros (Firm),; Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha,; Criterion Collection (Firm),
ISBN: 0780026993 9780780026995
OCLC Number: 54902405
Language Note: Les bas-fonds: in French with optional English subtitles. Donzoko: in Japanese with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the play: Na dne / by Maxim Gorky.
Les bas-fonds was originally released as a motion picture in 1936; Donzoko in 1957.
Special features, disc 1, Les Bas-fonds: new digital transfer with restored image and sound, introduction by Jean Renoir, new English subtitles, RSDL dual layer.
Special features, disc 2, Donzoko: new high definition, digital transfer with restored image and sound, optional audio commentary by Donald Richie, a 33 min. documentary about the film, new English subtitles, RSDL dual layer.
Credits: Les bas-fonds: director of photography, F. Bourgas [i.e. Fédote Bourgasoff] ; editor, Marguerite Renoir ; set decorators, Hugues Laurent, Eugène Lourié ; composer, Jean Wiener.
Donzoko: director of photography, Kazuo Yamasaki ; production designer, Yoshirō Muraki ; editor, Akira Kurosawa ; cinematographer, Kazuo Yamasaki ; composer, Masaru Sato ; costume designer, Yoshiko Samejima.
Cast: Les bas-fonds: Jean Gabin, Suzy Prim, Louis Jouvet, Jany Holt, Junie Astor, Vladimir Sokoloff.
Donzoko: Toshirō Mifune, Isuzu Yamada, Kyōko Kagawa, Ganjirō Nakamura, Minoru Chiaki.
Description: 2 videodiscs (218 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; mono.
Contents: [Disc 1.] Les bas-fonds --
[disc 2.] Donzoko.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 239.
Other Titles: Donzoko.
Lower depths
Responsibility: les films Alkam présentent ; une production Albatros ; un film de Jean Renoir ; scénario de E. Zamiatine et J. Companeez ; adaptation et dialogues de Jean Renoir et Charles Spark. Donzoko = The lower depths / Toho Company, Ltd. ; produced by Akira Kurosawa ; screenplay by Hideo Oguni and Akira Kurosawa ; directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff.

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan.

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