L'Auberge Espagnole

L'Auberge Espagnole

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Director: Cédric Klapisch

Cast: Cédric Klapisch, Romain Duris, Cécile De France, Judith Godrèche

     
 

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A rooming house in Barcelona plays host to an array of romantic misadventures and personal misunderstandings in this well-respected comedy, which has been given a well-executed presentation for its North American debut on DVD. The Spanish Apartment (aka L'Auberge Espagnole) has been given two transfers for this release -- a letterboxed version in theSee more details below

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Overview

A rooming house in Barcelona plays host to an array of romantic misadventures and personal misunderstandings in this well-respected comedy, which has been given a well-executed presentation for its North American debut on DVD. The Spanish Apartment (aka L'Auberge Espagnole) has been given two transfers for this release -- a letterboxed version in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1 (which is enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors), and a pan-and-scan transfer in the full-frame ratio of 1.33:1. The original French-language soundtrack is mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while the Spanish version is in Dolby Digital Surround; the disc also includes optional subtitles in English and Spanish. No additional bonus materials appear on this release.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post - Michael O'Sullivan
In almost every way that I can think of, L'Auberge Espagnole is a perfect movie... It is a film that feels alive.
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
Exhilarating comedy...Its warm, embracing spirit is refreshing in these divisive times.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/23/2003
UPC:
0024543095965
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Fox Searchlight
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Pan & Scan, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:02:00
Sales rank:
1,369

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Romain Duris Xavier
Cécile De France Isabelle
Judith Godrèche Anne-Sophie
Audrey Tautou Martine
Kelly Reilly Wendy
Kevin Bishop Actor
Federico D'Anna Actor
Barnaby Metschurat Actor
Cristina Brondo Actor
Christian Pagh Actor
Xavier De Guillebon Actor
Vladimir Yordanoff Actor
Iddo Goldberg Actor

Technical Credits
Cédric Klapisch Director,Screenwriter
Dominique Colin Cinematographer
Lola Doillon Asst. Director
Matthieu Dury Score Composer
Francois Emmanuelli Art Director
Emmanuelle Gaborit Casting
Bruno Levy Producer
Cyril Moisson Sound/Sound Designer
Francine Sandberg Editor
Anne Schotte Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
1. Main Titles [:27]
2. Career Advice [2:13]
3. Nothing's Simple [3:22]
4. Sad Goodbyes [3:40]
5. First Day in Town [1:07]
6. Helping Hand [1:30]
7. Roommate Interview [5:32]
8. Catalan Spoken Here [:32]
9. Euro Pudding [5:08]
10. Love at First Sight [1:18]
11. New Roommate [2:22]
12. Sex Secret [3:38]
13. Martine's Visit [1:13]
14. Flamenco Flame [3:37]
15. Study Break [3:15]
16. How to Pleasure a Woman [:22]
17. Wendy and William [4:09]
18. Big Night Out [2:55]
19. Italy...Germany [3:24]
20. Xavier's Women [3:44]
21. Life Is Messy [2:29]
22. Over the Edge [3:39]
23. Warning Wendy [4:40]
24. William to the Rescue [4:22]
25. Year's End [:32]
26. Last Kiss [3:33]
27. Take-Off [2:56]
28. End Titles [1:57]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Titles [:27]
2. Career Advice [2:13]
3. Nothing's Simple [3:22]
4. Sad Goodbyes [3:40]
5. First Day in Town [1:07]
6. Helping Hand [1:30]
7. Roommate Interview [5:32]
8. Catalan Spoken Here [:32]
9. Euro Pudding [5:08]
10. Love at First Sight [1:18]
11. New Roommate [2:22]
12. Sex Secret [3:38]
13. Martine's Visit [1:13]
14. Flamenco Flame [3:37]
15. Study Break [3:15]
16. How to Pleasure a Woman [:22]
17. Wendy and William [4:09]
18. Big Night Out [2:55]
19. Italy...Germany [3:24]
20. Xavier's Women [3:44]
21. Life Is Messy [2:29]
22. Over the Edge [3:39]
23. Warning Wendy [4:40]
24. William to the Rescue [4:22]
25. Year's End [:32]
26. Last Kiss [3:33]
27. Take-Off [2:56]
28. End Titles [1:57]

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