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Title Un conte de noël [videorecording] / Why Not Productions présente ; un coproduction Why Not Productions ... [and others] ; un film de Arnaud Desplechin ; scénarío et dialogues, Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu ; [producers] Pascal Caucheteux, Dany Sorlach'ti.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]


Volume Number of Copies Request
DISC 1-2 1 Request this Volume
Description 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series The Criterion collection ; 492
Criterion collection ; 492.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby Digital surround.
Cast Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuelle Devos, Chiara Mastroianni, Emile Berling, Hippolyte Girardot, Laurent Capelluto, Françoise Bertin, Samir Guesmi.
Credits Cinematography, Eric Gautier ; editor, Laurence Briaud ; music, Grégoire Hetzel.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Special features: "L'aimée:" Desplechin's 2007 documentary about the selling of his family home; new documentary featuring interviews with Desplechin and actors Mathieu Amalric and Catherine Deneuve; original theatrical trailers; includes a booklet featuring an essay by critic Philip Lopate.
Summary Junon is the matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas when they learn she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. The Vuillard's shared history of physical and mental illness, estrangement, self harm, and loss doesn't lead itself to the idea of a cheerful holiday season. Hopefully the Christmastime reunion, a scheme concocted by three of the youngest family members, will finally bring peace to their family.
Contents Disc one: The film -- disc two: The supplements.
Audience Not rated.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Subject Dysfunctional families -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Alienation (Social psychology) -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Matriarchy -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Bone marrow -- Transplantation -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Christmas -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Mother and child -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Family reunions -- France -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Christmas films.
Video recordings.
Foreign language films -- French -- Videorecordings.
Added Author Desplechin, Arnaud, author of screenplay, director.
Caucheteux, Pascal, producer.
Sorlach'ti, Dany.
Bourdieu, Emmanuel, author of screenplay.
Deneuve, Catherine, 1943- actor.
Roussillon, Jean-Paul, actor.
Amalric, Mathieu, 1965- actor.
Consigny, Anne, actor.
Poupaud, Melvil, actor.
Devos, Emmanuelle, actor.
Mastroianni, Chiara, 1972- actor.
Berling, Emile, actor.
Girardot, Hippolyte, 1955- actor.
Capelluto, Laurent, actor.
Hetzel, Grégoire, composer.
Why Not Productions Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Christmas tale
Standard No. 715515048910
ISBN 9781604651867
Music No. CC1850D Criterion Collection

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