Rent Le Corbeau (1943)

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1h 30min
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Synopsis:
A veritable masterpiece of French cinema, Henri-Georges Clouzot's 'Le Corbeau' is a dark and subversive study of human nature. A wave of hysteria sweeps the small provincial town of St. Robin when a series of poison-pen letters signed "Le Corbeau" appear, denouncing several prominent members of society. Starting with the village doctor, the slow trickle of sinister letters soon becomes a flood and no one is safe from their mysterious accusations. Condemned by the political left and right and the church upon its release in 1943, Clouzot was banned from filmmaking for two years after making the film.
Actors:
, , Micheline Francey, , , , , , , , , , , , , Robert Clermont, , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
René Montis, Raoul Ploquin
Writers:
Louis Chavance, Henri-Georges Clouzot
Aka:
The Raven
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
France
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/03/2005
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
French LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • An introduction to Le Corbeau from critic Ginette Vincendeau
  • Artwork Gallery
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/03/2018
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Cursed Masterpiece Of Henri-Georges Clouzot

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Reviews (1) of Le Corbeau

A whodunnit with a difference! - Le Corbeau review by TE

Spoiler Alert
14/05/2019

A tricksy narrative that keeps the viewer guessing until the very end.

On one level this is a good old fashioned mystery story, and on another it is a parable for the breakdown of trust in a community (a very relevant concern in France during WW2).

It is always refreshing to see how far French cinema was in advance of the USA and the UK throughout the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. French directors were not afraid to make movies for grown-ups, with a frankness about sex that makes most British and American films of the period look childish.

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