Le Plaisir

Le Plaisir

Director: Max Ophüls Cast: Claude Dauphin, Jean Galland, Gaby Morlay

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2008
UPC: 0715515031523
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 3,333

Special Features

New, restored high-definition digital transfer; Introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven); English and German language versions of the opening narration; From Script to Screen, a video essay featuring film scholar Jean-Pierre Berthomé discussing the evolution of director Max Ophuls's screenplay for Le Plaisir; Interviews with actor Daniel Gélin, assistant director Tony Aboyantz, and set decorator Robert Christidès; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus: A new essay by film criti Robin Wood

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claude Dauphin The Doctor [The Mask]
Jean Galland Ambroise [The Mask]
Gaby Morlay Denise, His Wife [The Mask]
Madeleine Renaud Mme. Tellier [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Daniel Gélin Jean [The Model]
Danielle Darrieux Rosa [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Simone Simon Josephine [The Model]
Jean Gabin Joseph Rivet [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Ginette Leclerc Flora [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Jean Servais The Friend/Narrator, French Version
Amedee Frédéric
Paul Azäis Owner, Palais de Danse
Antoine Balpêtré Monsieru Poulain
René Blanchard Mayor [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Pierre Brasseur Julien Ledentu, the Salesman
Gaby Bruyère Frimousse, The Mask's Partner [The Mask]
Mathilde Casadesus Louise [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Henri Cremieux [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Jo Dest The German [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Arthur Devére Employee [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Paulette Dubost Fernande [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Emile Genevois The Groom
Robert Lombard [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Helena Manson Marie [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Jean Mayer [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Mila Parely Raphaele [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Marcel Pérès [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Louis Seigner Mr. Tourneveau [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Michel Vadet Journalist [The Model]
Janine Vienot His Friend
Georges Vitray The Captain [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Anton Walbrook Narrator, German Version [The House Of Madame Tellier
Charles Vissieres Old Man from Normandy [The House Of Madame Tellier]
Peter Ustinov Narrator, English Version [The House Of Madame Tellie

Technical Credits
Max Ophüls Director,Producer,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Philippe Agostini Cinematographer
Georges Annenkov Costumes/Costume Designer
Leonide Azar Editor
Ben Barkay Production Manager
Jean D'Eaubonne Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Joe Hajos Score Composer
F. Harispuru Production Manager
Christian Matras Cinematographer
Jacques Natanson Screenwriter
Maurice Yvain Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Plaisir
1. A Voice in the Dark [3:47]
2. "The Mask": At the Ball [5:33]
3. Identity Revealed [2:09]
4. Back Home [6:06]
5. "The Tellier House": The Women of the House [5:48]
6. Disgruntled Clients [5:00]
7. Boredom Breeds Arguments [4:17]
8. The Journey Begins [3:27]
9. Something for Nothing [4:59]
10. The Countryside With Joseph [5:06]
11. Constance [3:07]
12. Silent Night [5:25]
13. First Communion [9:22]
14. Joseph Gets in Trouble [4:11]
15. The 3:55 [4:49]
16. A Celebratory Return [5:26]
17. "The Model": Jean and Josephine [4:44]
18. The Fighting Begins [4:44]
19. Leaving [4:43]
20. A Desperate Act [5:05]
1. "Paul's Mistress" [3:29]
2. Maupassant and the Filmmaker [4:26]
3. Filming Begins [1:45]
4. Story Replacement [2:43]
5. The Filmmaker Disappears [3:41]
6. A Symmetric Structure [3:46]

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