Le plaisir [videorecording] = Pleasure / Gaumont ; Gaumont Distribution présente ; Columbia Films S.A. présente une production C.C.F.C., E. Harispuru, producteur délégué, et Stera Films ; un film de Max Ophüls d'après trois contes de Guy de Maupassant ; adaptation de Jacques Natanson et Max Ophüls ; dialogues de Jacques Natanson.

Other Title:
Pleasure [videorecording]
Fullscreen ed.; Special ed.
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection : Janus Films, c2008.
Criterion collection; 444.
Criterion collection ; 444
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893 -- Film adaptations.
Happiness -- Drama.
Pleasure -- Drama.
Love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Older men -- Sexual behavior -- Drama.
Prostitutes -- Drama.
Artists' models -- Drama.
Motion pictures -- France.
Motion pictures, French.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
French with optional English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC ; Dolby digital mono.
An aging man hides behind a mask to meet ladies, a madame takes her girls to a communion, and a painter falls for his model in these stories of life, love, pleasure, and death.
1. A voice in the dark
2. The mask: at the ball
3. Identity revealed
4. Back home
5. The Tellier house: the women of the house
6. Disgruntled clients
7. Boredom breeds arguments
8. The journey begins
9. Something for nothing
10. The countryside with Joseph
11. Constance
12. Silent night
13. First communion
14. Joseph gets in trouble
15. The 3:55
16. A celebratory return
17. The model: Jean and Joséphine
18. The fighting begins
19. Leaving
20. A desperate act
21. Color bars.
Claude Dauphin, Gaby Morlay, Madeleine Renaud, Ginette Leclerc, Mila Parély, Pierre Brasseur, Jean Gabin, Jean Servais, Daniel Gélin, Simone Simon.
Directors of photography, Christian Matras and Philippe Agostini ; editor, Léonide Azar ; music, Joe Hayos.
Based on three stories by Guy de Maupassant.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Bonus features: Introduction by filmmaker Todd Haynes (Far from heaven) ; English and German language versions of the opening narration ; From script to screen: a video essay featuring film scholar Jean-Piere Berthomé discussing the evolution of the director Max Ophuls's screenplay for Le plaisir ; interviews with actor Daniel Gélin, assistant director Tony Aboyantz, and set decorator Robert Christidès ; a new essay by film critic Robin Wood (booklet)
Ophuls, Max, 1902-1957. , Director, Adapter
Harispuru, E. , Producer
Natanson, Jacques, 1901-1975. , Adapter
Dauphin, Claude. , Actor
Morlay, Gaby, 1893-1964. , Actor
Renaud, Madeleine, 1900-1994. , Actor
Leclerc, Ginette, 1912-1992 , Actor
Parély, Mila, 1917- , Actor
Brasseur, Pierre, 1905-1972. , Actor
Gabin, Jean, 1904-1976. , Actor
Servais, Jean, 1910-1976. , Actor
Gélin, Daniel. , Actor
Simon, Simone. , Actor
Matras, Christian, 1903-1977. , Cinematographer
Agostini, Philippe. , Cinematographer
Azar, Léonide, 1900- , Editor
Hayos, Joe. , Composer
Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893. , Author
Gaumont (Firm). , Producer
Columbia Films. , Producer
Compagnie commerciale française cinématographique. , Producer
Stera Film. , Producer
Janus Films. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Publisher Number:
CC1766D The Criterion Collection
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