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The Jacques Rivette Collection

The Jacques Rivette Collection

(With DVD, Limited Edition)
  • Release 23/05/2017
  • Film and TV Genre Drama, Foreign-French
  • Media Format Blu-ray
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Price: £52.30

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In 1975, Jacques Rivette reunited with Out 1 producer Stéphane Tchal Gadjieff with the idea of a four-film cycle. He would create a quartet of interconnected films, each in a different genre. One was to be a love story, another a Western, and there was to be a fantastical thriller and a musical comedy starring Anna Karina and Jean Marais too. Ill health intervened, and only two of the films were completed. Duelle (une quarantine) sees Rivette in fantasy territory, cross-pollinating Val Lewton, Jean Cocteau and film noir as the Queen of the Sun (Bulle Ogier) and the Queen of the Night (Juliet Berto) search for a magical diamond in present day. It's parallel film, Noroît (une vengeance), is a pirate tale and a loose adaptation of The Revenger s Tragedy starring Geraldine Chaplin (Nashville, Cría cuervos). A third film began production Marie et Julien starring Albert Finney and Leslie Caron but Rivette succumbed to nervous exhaustion and shooting was abandoned. When he did return to filmmaking, Rivette borrowed some of the elements of Duelle and Noroît and came up with Merry-Go-Round. Joe Dallesandro (Trash, Flesh for Frankenstein) and Maria Schneider (Last Tango in Paris, The Passenger) are summoned to Paris, which leads to one of the most surreal and mysterious tales in a career that was dominated by surrealism and mystery.

Description

Title: The Jacques Rivette Collection
Genre: Drama, Foreign-French
Starring: Joe Dallesandro, Bulle Ogier
Director: Jacques Rivette
Studio: Arrow Video
Attributes: With DVD, Limited Edition
Release Date: 23/05/2017
Media Format: Blu-ray
UPC: 760137993988
Original Language: FRE
Run Time: 121 minutes
Year of Release: 1976

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