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Title Les visiteurs du soir.

Published [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Visiteurs du soir (Motion picture)
Edition DVD ed.
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (121 min) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Series The Criterion collection ; 626.
Criterion collection ; 626.
Notes Released in English as: Devil's envoys.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1942.
Includes special features and a booklet inserted in container with an essay by film critic Michael Atkinson.
Credits Director, Marcel Carné ; screenplay, Jacques Prévert and Pierre Laroche ; producer, André Paulvé.
Performers Arletty, Marie Déa, Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny, Marcel Herrand, Jules Berry.
Summary A lyrical medieval fantasy from the French director Marcel Carne. Two strangers dressed as minstrels arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities, and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: Human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, during which it was made.
Audience Not rated.
System notes DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; PCM mono ; Region 1 ; NTSC.
Language notes French dialogue; English subtitles.
Other author Arletty, 1898-1992, actor.
Déa, Marie, actor.
Ledoux, Fernand, 1897-1993, actor.
Cuny, Alain, actor.
Herrand, Marcel, actor.
Berry, Jules, 1883-1951, actor.
Carné, Marcel, director.
Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977, author of screenplay.
Laroche, Pierre, 1902-1962, author of screenplay.
Paulvé, André, producer.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Subject Troubadours -- Drama.
Devil -- Drama.
Temptation -- Drama.
Courtly love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
France -- Drama.
Feature films.
Romance films.
Fiction films.
Standard Number 715515099011
ISBN 9781604656343
Publisher Number CC2184DDVD Criterion Collection
CC2184D Criterion Collection