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Author: Irène SilbermanJean-Jacques BeineixJean van HammeFrédéric AndréiWilhelmenia FernandezAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2008] ℗2008
Series: Meridian collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Jules, a young mail courier, is an impassioned fan of Cynthia Hawkins, a legendary, and determinedly unrecorded opera star. He smuggles a tape recorder into a performance and tapes her singing. At the same time, a prostitute hides a tape recording that details the career of a French mobster in Jules' delivery bag. Dizzying chases and bizaare plot twists follow, as Jules is pursued through Paris, aided by his two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
DVD-Video discs
Feature films
Foreign language films
Action and adventure films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Opera films
Adventure films
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Irène Silberman; Jean-Jacques Beineix; Jean van Hamme; Frédéric Andréi; Wilhelmenia Fernandez; Roland Bertin; Richard Bohringer; Gérard Darmon; Chantal Deruaz; Jacques Fabbri; Philippe Rousselot; Vladimir Cosma; Delacorta; Studio Canal.; Films Galaxie (Firm); Greenwich Film Production S.A.; France 2.; Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 228507791
Language Note: French dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Adapted from the novel by Delacorta.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Special features: Scene-specific audio commentary with Jean-Jacques Beineix; interviews with Jean-Jacques Beineix, Philippe Rousselot, Hilton McConnico ; additional interviews with cast and crew.
Credits: Director of photography Philippe Rousselot ; editors, Marie-Josephe Yoyotte, Monique Prim ; music composed and conducted by Vladimir Cosma.
Cast: Frederic Andrei, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Roland Bertin, Richard Bohringer, Gerard Darmon, Chantal Deruaz, Jacques Fabbri.
Awards: Cesar Awards, 1982: Best cinematography, best first work, best music, best sound.
Target Audience: Rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, 16x9 widescreen; Dolby monaural audio.
Contents: Special features : scene-specific audio commentary with Jean-Jacques Beineix ; interviews with Jean-Jacques Beineix, director of photography Philippe Rousselot, and set designer Hilton McConnico ; additional interviews with cast and crew ; remastered French Dolby ; monaural audio.
Series Title: Meridian collection.
Responsibility: Studio Canal ; Irene Silberman présente un film de Jean-Jacques Beineix ; adaptation, Jean-Jacques Beineix et Jean Van Hamme ; dialogues, Jean-Jacques Beineix ; une co-production Les Films Galaxie, Greenwich Film Production avec la participation de Antenne 2.

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Jules, a young mail courier, is an impassioned fan of Cynthia Hawkins, a legendary, and determinedly unrecorded opera star. He smuggles a tape recorder into a performance and tapes her singing. At the same time, a prostitute hides a tape recording that details the career of a French mobster in Jules' delivery bag. Dizzying chases and bizaare plot twists follow, as Jules is pursued through Paris, aided by his two eccentric friends, Gorodish and his Vietnamese mistress, Alba.

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