Rent The Mouth Agape (1974)

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1h 27min
Rent The Mouth Agape (aka La Gueule Ouverte) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
La Gueule ouverte, stands as one of the director’s most intensely personal – and most lacerating – works. It is a film about illness: a condition of the body, and a name for the capacity to injure the ones who love us the most. Monique Melinand portrays a woman in the late stages of terminal illness. She – and her prone body – become the locus around which gather her son Philippe (Philippe Leotard), his wife Nathalie (Nathalie Baye), and Monique’s husband Roger (Hubert Deschamps). As events unfold, we are once more reminded that, in the work of Maurice Pialat, what seems absent ultimately makes its presence felt with terrible force.
Actors:
, , , , Henri Saulquin, Alain Grestau, Anna Gayane, Mireille Laurenchet, Corinne Derel, Marie-Blanche Dehaux, Christian Dehaux, Jean-Dominique de la Rochefoucauld, Jeanne Dulac, Lucien Dulac, Anne-Claude Girard, Hélène Sautreau, Berthe Dischamps, , , Aline Brunel
Directors:
Writers:
Maurice Pialat
Aka:
La Gueule Ouverte
Studio:
Eureka
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
France, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/04/2009
Run Time:
87 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.77:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • New anamorphic transfer fo the film in its original aspect ratio
  • New and improved English subtitle translations
  • Three early short-films by Pialat: Droles de bobines (Funny Reels), L’Ombre familiere (The Familiar Shadow), Janine
  • The six short 1964 essay documentaries made by Pialat in, and about, Turkey: Bosphore (Bosporus), Byzance (Byzantium), La Corne d’or (The Golden Horn), Istanbul, Maitre Galip (Master Galip) and Pehlivan
  • 2004 interview with Pialat’s ex-wife, Micheline Pialat
  • 2004 interview with actress Nathalie Baye
  • Footage from the shoot of La Guele ouverte, with commentary
  • 2004 interview with cinematographer Willy Kurant
  • 1987 interview with Pialat about the inematheque Francaise
  • Excerpt froma 2002 Pialat masterclass, discussing Maitre Galip
  • Original theatrical trailer for La Gueule ouverte, along with six more
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following
- Droles de bobines (1957)
- L’Ombre familiere (1958),
- Turkish short films from 1964 Bosphore, Byzance, La Corne d’or, Istanbul, Maitre Galip and Pehlivan

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