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Le feu follet
Queffelean, Alain, producer.
Special édition.
Publication Information:
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2008]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (19 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Alain Leroy is a self-destructive writer who is enduring a treatment in a private hospital because of his alcoholism. The doctor only sees the surface problem and declares it time for Alain to leave the hospital. Alain resolves to commit suicide, but first he goes to Paris and tries to reconnect with some old friends.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1963.

Based on the book 'Le feu follet' by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle.

Theatrical release held by Janus Films.

Special features: Archival interviews with director Louis Malle and actor Maurice Ronet; "Malle's Fire within", a new video program featuring interviews with actor Alexandra Stewart and filmmakers Philippe Collin and Volker Schlöndorff; "Jusqu'au 23 juillet" a 30 min. 2005 documentary short about the film and its source novel, Le feu follet, by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, featuring actor Mathieu Amalric, writer Didier Daeninckx, and Cannes festival curator Pierre-Henri Deleau; booklet features new essays by critic Michel Ciment and film historian Peter Cowie.
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Added Title:
Jusqu'au 23 juillet.

Malle's Fire within.
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