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Title:
Les bas-fonds The lower depths
Author:
Renoir, Jean, 1894-1979.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : Criterion Collection, 2004.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (218 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff.

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan.
General Note:
Based on the play: Na dne / by Maxim Gorky.

Les bas-fonds was originally released as a motion picture in 1936; Donzoko in 1957.

Special features, disc 1, Les Bas-fonds: new digital transfer with restored image and sound, introduction by Jean Renoir, new English subtitles, RSDL dual layer.

Special features, disc 2, Donzoko: new high definition, digital transfer with restored image and sound, optional audio commentary by Donald Richie, a 33 min. documentary about the film, new English subtitles, RSDL dual layer.
Language:
French
Added Title:
Lower depths.

Donzoko.
ISBN:
9780780026995
UPC:
037429181324
Format :
DVD

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