Rent Manon (1949)

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1h 40min
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Synopsis:
A classical tragic romance transposed to a World War II setting, Clouzot's film follows the travails of Manon (Cécile Aubry), a village girl accused of collaborating with the Nazis who is rescued from imminent execution by a former French Resistance fighter (Michel Auclair). The couple move to Paris, but their relationship turns stormy as they struggle to survive, resorting to profiteering, prostitution and even murder. Eventually escaping to Palestine, the pair attempt a treacherous desert crossing in search of the happiness which seems to forever elude them...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Paul-Edmond Decharme
Writers:
Henri-Georges Clouzot, Abbé Prévost, Jean Ferry
Others:
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama, Romance
Awards:

1949 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion

BBFC:
Release Date:
Unknown
Run Time:
100 minutes
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/02/2020
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Bibliothèque de poche: H.G. Clouzot, an archival documentary from 1970 in which Clouzot talks of his love of literature and the relationship between the page and the screen
  • Woman in the Dunes, a newly filmed video appreciation by film critic Geoff Andrew
  • Image Gallery

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