- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 24, 2007
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Criterion
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono - French
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Gilbert Adair
- Short Film - AROUND JEAN COCTEAU (2003)
- Carole Weisweiller - Producer
- Nicole Stephane - Star
- Jacques Bernard - Star
- Claude Pinoteau - Assistant Director
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 03/22/1996
"...A huge influence on the French New Wave directors, especially Francois Truffaut..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2000
"...What starts as a study of two disgruntled French adolescents ends with the force of classical tragedy..."
Uncut - 10/01/2004
"[I]n 1949 it must have been quite a shocker."
This beautiful and psychologically intense film emerged from the collaboration of writer/artist Jean Cocteau and director Jean-Pierre Melville.
A brother and sister immerse themselves in their own private room and their own private world. Beyond this space, which they rarely leave, everything seems to them strange and mysterious as a foreign land. But ultimately they cannot ignore either the people or that attitudes the prevail outside.
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