- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 4 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: April 8, 2008
- Originally Released: 1966
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - French
Disc 1: The Model Couple
Disc 2: Mr. Freedom
Disc 3: Who Are You, Polly Maggoo'
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2008
"[With] kaleidoscopic imagery, myriad filterings of perception and multi-tiered storytelling....The movies of American expatriate William Klein confirm that an eye for design can be as important to a film as all the money in the world..."
Film Comment - 05/01/2008
"His three fiction films are unabashedly caustic satires of a society that's been eclipsed by its own mass-mediated self-image."
First gaining fame for his vivid photos of New York City streets, William Klein had a lesser-known but equally brilliant career as a filmmaker in France. Inventive and insightful, Klein's absurdist satires are as scathing as they are hilarious. Setting its sights on American foreign policy, MR. FREEDOM tells the story of a jingoistic, ultra-American superhero who travels to France to halt a Communist invasion (from Switzerland, no less). The pseudo-documentary WHO ARE YOU POLLY MAGGOO' presents a wicked spoof of the Paris fashion world. THE MODEL COUPLE follows a husband and wife as they undergo a six-month government experiment in which they will live in an apartment, equipped with all the modern amenities, under nonstop surveillance.
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