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Author: Jules DassinJacques BarFrançoise GiroudGina LollobrigidaPierre BrasseurAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Illicit passions pervade a small Italian seaside village, where men gather nightly in the local tavern for the "game of the law." Marietta, a beautiful young servant woman, is lusted after by many of these men, but only has eyes for a handsome young engineer. Unfortunately, he is broke so Marietta decides to steal a dowry. In so doing she exposes the town's rampant corruption and faces the wrath of the players of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Dark comedy films
Drama
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Named Person: Roger Vailland; Roger Vailland
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Dassin; Jacques Bar; Françoise Giroud; Gina Lollobrigida; Pierre Brasseur; Marcello Mastroianni; Melina Mercouri; Yves Montand; Paolo Stoppa; Otello Martelli; Roger Dwyre; Roman Vlad; Roger Vailland; Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm); Groupe des 4 (Firm); Cité Films.
OCLC Number: 665073132
Language Note: In French, with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Based on the novel by Roger Vailland.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959 in France and Italy.
Special features: feature length audio commentary by film critic David Fear ; alternate ending "Mariette's Revenge" ; 1958 episode of Cinépanorama ; 1957 television interview with La loi novelist Roger Vailland from French television program "Lectures pour tous" ; "L'Ultima Osteria" documentary film about "The Law" as played in southern Italy today (2010, dir. Alfredo De Giuseppe) ; original theatrical trailer ; exclusive essay by Haden Guest.
Credits: Director of photography, Otello Martelli ; cameramen, A. Zavattini, A. Douarinou ; editor, Roger Dwyre ; designer, Robert Giordani ; music, Roman Vlad.
Performer(s): Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni, Melina Mercouri, Yves Montand, Paolo Stoppa.
Description: 2 videodiscs (121 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD NTSC, all region; Dolby digital mono.; 1.33:1 aspect ratio.
Other Titles: Law
Where the hot wind blows!
Responsibility: Oscilloscope Laboratories ; Le groupe des 4 présente ; dialogue de Françoise Giroud ; produit par Jacques Bar ; scénario et mise en scène de Jules Dassin.

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Illicit passions pervade a small Italian seaside village, where men gather nightly in the local tavern for the "game of the law." Marietta, a beautiful young servant woman, is lusted after by many of these men, but only has eyes for a handsome young engineer. Unfortunately, he is broke so Marietta decides to steal a dowry. In so doing she exposes the town's rampant corruption and faces the wrath of the players of "The Law."

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