THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE (CET OBSCUR OBJET DU DESIR)

02/08/2013

THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE, released in 1977, is Luis Buñuel’s last film as a director. He also co-signed this story of passion and frustration, based on Pierre Louÿs’s LA FEMME ET LE PANTIN, with Jean-Claude Carrière.
For the very first time in a movie, two actresses (Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina) play a single character, Conchita, the object of desire. The film is now available...

PORT OF SHADOWS (LE QUAI DES BRUMES)

11/30/2012

PORT OF SHADOWS (LE QUAI DES BRUMES), based on Pierre Mac Orlan novel, was adapted by French poet Jacques Prévert. Jean Gabin is deserter who comes to Le Havre and seeks somewhere to hide before leaving the country. Thanks to an amicable tramp, he finds refuge in a hut at the harbor where he meets an unusual painter and the beautiful Nelly (Michelle Morgan) with whom he falls passionately in...

THE TRIAL

09/28/2012

Based on one of Kafka’s best novel, Orson Welles directed this oppressive drama about the legal system, society and its members, in a totally absurd climate. Anthony Perkins plays the main character, Joseph K. He is surrounded by Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Romy Schneider, Suzanne Flon…
For its 50th anniversary, the film, produced in 1962, is republished in a remastered version. It will be...

TOTAL RECALL - ULTIMATE REKALL EDITION

07/05/2012

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone play the heroes of Philip K.Dick’s bestseller, adapted by Paul Verhoeven. STUDIOCANAL is republishing this legendary science fiction film in a HD remastered version under the direction of Paul Verhoeven. It will be released in DVD and Blu-ray on July 16th 2012 in Great-Britain, July 31st in the United States, August 1st in France and August 9th in...

THE PIANIST

05/10/2012

Mai 2002: Roman Polanski overwhelms the Cannes Film Festival with the true story of the Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman, inspired from his memories written in 1946. Adrien Brody is fantastic as this brilliant musician who struggles to survive in the ghetto of Warsaw, ruined by the war. The film is presented the Palme d’Or by David Lynch, President of the Jury. It is also awarded with Oscars and Cesar for Best Actor and best Director, as well as the Best Film award at the BAFTA. 10 years after its release, THE PIANIST is available in Blu-ray in the STUDIOCANAL Collection.

THE PIANIST (2002)
Drama, directed by Roman Polanski
Starring Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman

Wladyslaw Szpilman, Polish pianist virtuoso, manages to escape deportation but his entire family is brought to concentration camps. Alone, he tries to survive in the Warsaw ghetto despite a life regulated by sufferings, humiliations and struggles.

A German officer will help him and save his life.
Adrien Brody, very reserved, plays the pianist. He lost fifteen kilos in six weeks for the shooting and personally worked for months to play the music himself, music being the only thing this man has got left. This film, based on a true story, is also based on Roman Polanski’s memories. He was a child during World War II and grew up in the Cracow ghetto and saw his family be deported. He himself lived these terrible scenes where a woman is executed for having asked a simple question, or where this old man is beaten for not having walked in the gutter. Polanski wanted his film to be the exact reflection of these dreadful times, with no manichaeism. The ultimate scene is full of hope, despite the seriousness of the story.

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