Jacques Becker’s – FALBALAS – released on dvd and Blu Ray

FalbalasFALBALAS(12) 1945 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Micheline as she arrives in Paris to prepare for her wedding to Lyon businessman Daniel Rousseau. However, when she falls in love with his best friend, philandering fashion designer Philippe Clarence, Micheline faces a difficult decision about the direction of her future.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus
Interviews: Micheline Presle (actor)
Other Documentary: ”Fabalas’: A Family Affair’, ‘Fashion and Clothing, Jean Paul Gaultier’

Bertrand Tavernier’s profile of French cinema – VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS -out on dvd

A Journey Through French CinemaVOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS/A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (15) 2016 FRANCE TAVERNIER, BERTRAND £18.99
Bertrand Tavernier profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history.

Featuring archive clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage, the film focuses on key figures such as Jacques Becker, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Jacques Becker’s – MONTPARNASSE 19 – released on dvd and Blu Ray

MONTPARNASSE 19MONTPARNASSE 19 (PG) 1958 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £14.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set during the tragic final years in the life of Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani living in Paris. The film tells about his two muses and his
gradual descent into alcoholism and drug addiction.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the feature, from materials supplied by Gaumont
• Original 1.0 mono sound
• Optional English subtitles
• Jacques Becker and the Artistic Condition, a 55-minute documentary on the making of Montparnasse 19 featuring interviews with Anouk Aimée, Françoise Fabian and Jean Becker
• Newly filmed appreciation of the film by Ginette Vincendeau, author of The BFI Companion to French Cinema and Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur
• Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Jacques Becker’s films re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Casque d'OrCASQUE D’OR (15) 1952 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Set during the Belle Époque in Paris among petty criminals and prostitutes.

When Georges Manda falls for Marie, he faces the wrath of her boyfriend, the petty crook Roland. Gang boss Felix, who secretly lusts after Marie, orders the two to fight it out for her hand, hoping to eliminate his love rivals.

When his boyhood friend is subsequently framed for the murder, Georges, not realising Felix’s involvement, does the decent thing and turns himself in to the police. However, when Georges then discovers Felix’s role in his downfall, he escapes from custody and sets out on a mission to get his revenge.

Edward and CarolineÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE/EDWARD AND CAROLINE (12) 1951 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Comedy about husband and wife as they prepare to head to a party which results in an evening of rows, fights and threats of divorce.

Edouard and Caroline prepare to head to a party hosted by Caroline’s rich uncle Claude. With pianist husband Edouard expected to perform at the event, he wants the couple to be looking their best in a bid to impress Claude and his guests.

Le TrouLE TROU (12) 1960 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.

Wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife, Gaspard Claude is sent to Paris’s notorious Sante Prison, sharing a cell with four hardened criminals. Gaspard soon learns that his new cellmates have been planning a prison break and have begun digging a tunnel in an ambitious attempt to escape.

However, despite initially going along with the plan, Gaspard begins to have second thoughts when the guards inform him he is to be released soon.

Touchez Pas Au GrisbiTOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (15) 1954 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99 Classic film noir based on the novel by Albert Siminon. Staring Jean Gabin as an ageing gangster.

Max and his colleague Riton, has stolen 50 million francs in gold bars. However rival gang boss Angelo is also after the gold.

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In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds