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The Lovers

Spine #429



Release:
May 13, 2008
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

The Lovers



Directed By: Louis Malle
Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Alain Cuny
Licensor: Nouvelles Editions de Films

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Louis Malle unveiled the natural beauty of Jeanne Moreau in his breakthrough, Elevator to the Gallows. With his follow-up, the scandalous smash The Lovers> (Les amants), he made her a star once and for all. A deeply felt and luxuriously filmed fairy tale for grown-ups, perched on the edge between classical and New Wave cinemas, The Lovers presents Moreau as a restless bourgeois wife whose eye wanders from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger (Jean-Marc Bory). Thanks to its frank sexuality, The Lovers caused quite a stir, being censored and attacked for obscenity around the world. If today its shock has worn off, its glistening sensuality and seductive storytelling haven't aged a day.

Supplements
  • Selection of archival interviews with Louis Malle, actors Jeanne Moreau and José Luis de Villalonga, and writer Louise de Vilmorin
  • Gallery of promotional material from the U.S. theatrical release

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