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Le Feu Follet [videorecording]: The Fire Within

Janus Films ; Lux Compagnie cinématographique de France ; une production des Nouvelles Editions de Films ; directeur de production, Alain Queffelean ; [written and directed by] Louis Malle
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
Director
Louis Malle
Performers
Maurice Ronet, Lena Skerla, Yvonne Clech, Alexandra Stewart, Jeanne Moreau.
Release Date
1963
Run Time
108 min.
Language
In French with optional English subtitles
Notes
  • Videodisc release of the 1963 motion picture.
  • Based on the book 'Le feu follet' by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.
  • Special features: Archival interviews with director Louis Malle and actor Maurice Ronet; "Malle's Fire within:" a new video program featuring interviews with actor Alexandra Stewart and filmmakers Philippe Collin and Volker Schlöndorff; "Jusqu'au 23 juillet:" a 2005 documentary short about the film and its source novel, Le feu follet, by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, featuring actor Mathieu Amalric, writer Didier Daeninckx, and Cannes festival curator Pierre-Henri Deleau; booklet features new essays by critic Michel Ciment and film historian Peter Cowie.
Variant Title
Fire within
Edition
Special ed. ; widescreen
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion Collection ; 430
Criterion collection 430
ISBN
9781604650389, 1604650389
Credits
Cinematography, Ghislain Cloquet ; editor, Suzanne Baron ; production designer, Bernard Evein ; music, Erik Satie.
Published
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2008
Publisher no.
CC1750D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD, region 1, ; Dolby Digital mono., restored High-Definition digital transfer, NTSC.
Technical Details
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