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Author: Jean-Pierre Mahot de la QuerantonnaisIsmail MerchantRuth Prawer JhabvalaJames IvoryAlan BatesAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, Ill. : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, [2004], ©1981.
Series: Merchant Ivory collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adaptation
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais; Ismail Merchant; Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; James Ivory; Alan Bates; Maggie Smith; Isabelle Adjani; Anthony Higgins; Pierre Clémenti; Suzanne Flon; Daniel Mesguich; Sheila Gish; Armelia McQueen; Pierre L'Homme; Humphrey Dixon; Richard Robbins; Judy Moorcroft; Jean-Jacques Caziot; Jean Rhys; Merchant Ivory Productions.; Lyric International (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780026799 9780780026797
OCLC Number: 53997061
Language Note: English and French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1981.
Based on the novel by Jean Rhys.
Special features: new digital transfer; "Conversation with the filmmakers", part of a new series of interviews with Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Richard Robbins; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Pierre Lhomme ; editor, Humphrey Dixon ; original music, Richard Robbins ; costume designer, Judy Moorcroft ; production designer, Jean-Jacques Caziot.
Cast: Alan Bates, Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Anthony Higgins, Pierre Clémenti, Suzanne Flon, Daniel Mesguich, Sheila Gish, Armelia McQueen.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Series Title: Merchant Ivory collection.
Responsibility: Merchant-Ivory Productions ; Lyric International ; producers, Jean-Pierre Mahot de la Querantonnais, Ismail Merchant ; screenplay, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; director, James Ivory.

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The quartet consists of novelist Marya Zelli, her Polish husband, Stephen, wealthy philanderer/artist H.J. Heidler and his wife, Lois. Though she has been indulgent of H.J.'s past indiscretions, Lois isn't keen on her husband carrying on an affair with Marya under their own roof. Meanwhile, Stephen sits in prison, jailed for his various petty thefts. Once Stephen is released, he learns about the triangle. When the dust settles, it is Marya who suffers the most.

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