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Les visiteurs du soir

Author: Marcel CarnéAndré PaulvéJacques PrévertPierre LarocheRoger HubertAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection : Janus Films, [2012]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 626.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : French : DVD special edView all editions and formats
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Set in the 15th century, two strangers dressed as minstrels arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities, and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, during which it was made.
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Genre/Form: Romance films
Feature films
Fiction films
Motion pictures, French
Foreign language films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel Carné; André Paulvé; Jacques Prévert; Pierre Laroche; Roger Hubert; Henri Rust; Maurice Thiriet; Charles Munch; Georges Wakhevitch; Arletty; Marie Déa; Fernand Ledoux; Alain Cuny; Pierre Labry; Jean d' Yd; Roger Blin; Gabriel Gabrio; Marcel Herrand; Jules Berry; Criterion Collection (Firm),; Janus Films,
ISBN: 9781604656343 1604656344
OCLC Number: 798729918
Language Note: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Special features: "The making of 'Les visiteurs du soir'" featurette; trailer; booklet with "Love in the ruins" essay by Michael Atkinson.
Credits: Cinematographer, Roger Hubert ; editor, Henri Rust ; music, Maurice Thiriet ; musical director, Charles Münch ; production design and costumes by Georges Wakevitch.
Cast: Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny, Pierre Labry, Jean d'Yd, Roger Blin, Gabriel Gabrio, Marcel Herrand, Jules Berry.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([18 p.] : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 626.
Other Titles: Visiteurs du soir (Motion picture)
Devil's envoys
Responsibility: André Paulvé presente une film de Marcel Carné ; scénario original et dialogues de Jacques Prévert et Pierre Laroche ; une production André Paulvé.

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Set in the 15th century, two strangers dressed as minstrels arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities, and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, during which it was made.

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