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Title À nous la liberté [videorecording] / SECA-Filmsonor, a joint venture between Janus Films and the Home Vision Cinema ; directed by René Clair.

Published [New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Digitally transferred version with new English subtitle translation.
Physical description 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Special features: Entr'acte (1924), the classic surrealist short by Clair and artist Francis Picabia ; deleted scenes ; 1988 video interview with Madame Bronja Clair ; film historian David Robinson on the plagiarism lawsuit against Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.
Originally released as a French motion picture in 1931.
Credits Photography, Georges Périnal ; music, Georges Auric.
Performers Cast: Henri Marchand, Raymond Cordy, Rolla France, Paul Olivier, André Michand, Germaine Aussey, Jacques Shelly, Léon Lorin, William Burke, Vincent Hyspa.
Summary A landmark film in early sound production this is a left-wing satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one of whom works his way up from salesman to factory owner. He oversees a highly mechanised operation where the workers are reduced to mere automatons. Blackmailed over his past, he joins up with his old cellmate, and the pair take to the road as tramps. Frequently acknowledged as the inspiration for Chaplin's "Modern times"
System notes DVD.
Language notes In French with English subtitles.
Other author Clair, René, 1898-
Marchand, Henri, 1898-1959.
Cordy, Raymond, 1898-1956.
France, Rolla.
Ollivier, Paul, 1877-1948.
Aussey, Germaine.
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983
Shelly, Jacques.
S.E.C.A. (Firm)
Filmsonor (Firm)
Janus Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Work -- Drama.
Factories -- Drama.
Working class -- Drama.
Automation -- Social aspects -- Drama.
Motion pictures, French.
Other title Entr'acte.
ISBN 0780023102
Standard Number 037429147726
Publisher Number NOU010 Criterion Collection