Rent The Fire Within (1963)

4.0 of 5 from 69 ratings
1h 48min
Rent The Fire Within (aka Le Feu Follet) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A recovering alcoholic (Maurice Ronet) decides to commit suicide. He spends 24 hours wandering through Paris and visiting old friends, hoping to find some meaning to life and a reason to go on living.
Actors:
, Léna Skerla, , , , , , René Dupuy, , , , , , François Gragnon, , , , Claude Deschamps, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Louis Malle, Jean Thuillier
Writers:
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
Aka:
Le Feu Follet
Studio:
Optimum
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama
Awards:

1963 Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2006
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with Vincent Malle
  • Interview with Rene Urtreger, the pianist on the Lift to the Scaffold soundtrack
  • Interview with Jean-Paul Rappeneau
  • 'Vive Le Tour' Louis Malle's 1962 short film
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/08/2017
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (1) of The Fire Within

Sad and Lovely. - The Fire Within review by Steve Mason

Spoiler Alert
13/11/2014

Maurice Ronet moves through a photogenic 60s Paris and its beautiful artists and philosophers in search of a reason to live. Effective use of the music of Erik Satie by Louis Malle, in a sort of suicide note to the enervated post war intellectual scene. A stylish, but inevitably downbeat experience. My pick as the director's best film.

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