Stavisky

Stavisky

Director: Alain Resnais

Cast: Alain Resnais, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, François Perier

     
 
This film by French director Alain Resnais (Last Year in Marienbad) is loosely based on a true story from the 1930s about financier, con-man and swindler Stavisky who was arrested in 1934 for selling phony stock but was never brought to trial. While in jail, he continued to engage in doubtful monetary transactions. As the rumors that he was being protected by

Overview

This film by French director Alain Resnais (Last Year in Marienbad) is loosely based on a true story from the 1930s about financier, con-man and swindler Stavisky who was arrested in 1934 for selling phony stock but was never brought to trial. While in jail, he continued to engage in doubtful monetary transactions. As the rumors that he was being protected by high-ranking members of the government of the French Third Republic were undoubtedly true, the scandal had a profoundly unsettling effect on the French nation, already suffering from poor government handling of the Depression, and this incident nearly brought down both the government and the Republic. Stavisky's death in prison (an apparent suicide) triggered widespread unrest and rioting. In the movie, when Stavisky (Jean-Paul Belmondo) goes to jail as a young con-man, his embarrassed father commits suicide. Ruining countless lives in his stellar career as a big-money swindler, including that of his nobleman friend Raoul (Charles Boyer), Stavisky is shown to be a pawn in a still bigger swindle, one which will destroy the Left and open the way to fascism.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/12/2002
UPC:
0014381066821
Original Release:
1974
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:52:00

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Paul Belmondo Stavisky
Charles Boyer Raoul
François Perier Borelli
Anny Duperey Arlette
Michel Lonsdale Mezy
Roberto Bisacco Montalvo
Claude Rich Bonny
Pierre Vernier Pierre Grammont
Van Doude Actor
Michel Beaune Le maitre-chanteur
Maurice Jacquemont Gauthier
Fernand Guiot Actor
Daniel Lecourtois Actor
Gérard Depardieu Le jeune inventeur
Samson Fainsilber Actor
Gigi Ballista Henriet
Guido Cerniglia Actor
Yves Brainville M de la Salle
Jean Michaud Actor
Roland Bertin Actor
Marcel Cuvelier Bosseaud
Francois Leterrier Actor
Vicky Messica Actor
Paul Ville Actor
Lucienne Legrand Actor
Lionel Vitrant Actor
Jacques Spiesser Granville

Technical Credits
Alain Resnais Director
Bernard Bats Sound/Sound Designer
Alain Belmondo Production Manager
Georges Dancigers Producer
Albert Jurgenson Cinematographer,Editor
Charly Koubesserian Makeup
Alexandre Mnouchkine Producer
Jacqueline Moreau Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Ruh Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Saulnier Production Designer
Jorge Semprun Screenwriter
Stephen Sondheim Score Composer
Sacha Vierny Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title [2:43]
2. The Road to Exile [9:04]
3. Dreams About Falling [6:38]
4. Working Class Papers [6:02]
5. An Interesting Project [7:47]
6. Miss Pack-of-Wolves [2:14]
7. The Calculations [9:13]
8. Flowers for Arlette [5:53]
9. A Timely Offer [7:36]
10. Work and Play [5:18]
11. Money Out the Window [6:28]
12. Hot Rock & Matriscopes [5:36]
13. The Great Alexandre [7:00]
14. The Curtain Comes Down [24:34]
15. Destiny [4:30]
16. End Credits [1:57]

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