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Added by: David Beckett
Added on: 12/9/2010 11:03
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Le cercle rouge: StudioCanal Collection

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Certificate: PG
Running Time: 140
Retail Price: £24.99
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Content Type: Movie

A perfect combination of the Hollywood heist film and Melville's trademark existentialism, LE CERCLE ROUGE is a masterful study of the French Underworld and a uniquely stylish Gallic film noir, starring Alain Delon as an aristocratic master-thief who joins forces with a fugitive and alcoholic ex-cop in order to carry out the ultimate robbery, with each of the mismatched trio determined to cheat fate. They are successful, but the fence, shaken by the value of the loot, suggests they go to a specialist, who is none other than the inspector handling the case.

Special Features:
SD, NEW or previously unreleased:
Codename Melville Documentary directed by Olivier Bohler (76'35)
Interview with José Giovanni (15'03)

SD, released before:
Interview with Rui Nogueira (author of Melville on Melville, produced by the Criterion Collection) (26'11)
Introduction by Ginette Vincendeau (12'30)
Interview with assistant director Bernard Stora (30'45)

HD, released before:
Trailer ('45)

Booklet Essay by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor / Author
Ginette Vincendeau is Professor of Film Studies at King's College London. Among her works on French cinema are Stars and Stardom in French Cinema (2000) and Jean-Pierre Melville, An American in Paris (2003)

Video Tracks:
1080p Widescreen 1.78:1

Audio Tracks:
DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono French
DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono German

Subtitle Tracks:

Directed By:
Jean-Pierre Melville

Written By:

Alain Delon
Gian Maria Volonté
Yves Montand
Paul Crauchet
Paul Amiot
Pierre Collet

Soundtrack By:
Éric Demarsan

Director of Photography:
Henri Decaë

Marie-Sophie Dubus

Production Designer:
Théobald Meurisse

Robert Dorfmann

Studio Canal
Optimum Home Entertainment

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