Montparnasse 19 Blu-Ray

Montparnasse 19 Blu-Ray
Montparnasse 19, a film about the tragic final years in the life of Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani, was itself beset by tragedy. Max Ophuls, the famed director of Letter from an Unknown Woman and Le Plaisir, died during its production, leaving his friend Jacques Becker to complete the picture. Its lead performer too, the great French actor Gerard Philippe, would succumb to cancer just over a year after its release. In tracing the latter part of Modigliani's life, Montparnasse 19, focuses on the key figures during his time in Paris - his patron Leopold Zborowski (played by Gerard Sety) and two muses, Beatrice Hastings (Lilli Palmer) and Jeanne Hebuterne (Anouk Aimee) - and his gradual descent into alcoholism and drug addiction. The end results, both hauntingly beautiful and savagely ironic, are really quite remarkable. A fitting tribute to the outstanding careers of Ophuls and Philippe, and another excellent entry in the equally superb filmography of Becker, a filmmaker who is finally getting his due.

Special Features
High Definition Blu-Ray (1080p) Presentation Of The Feature, From Materials Supplied By Gaumont, Original 1.0 Mono Sound, Optional English Subtitles, Jacques Becker And The Artistic Condition, A 55-Minute Documentary Featuring Interviews With Anouk Aimee, Francoise Fabian And Jean Becker, Newly Filmed Appreciation Of The Film By Ginette Vincendeau, Author Of The BFI Companion To French Cinema And Paris In The Cinema: Beyond The Flaneur, Reversible Sleeve Featuring Original And Newly Commissioned Artwork By Matthew Griffin
Aspect Ratio1.66:1
AudioFrench Mono 1.0
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastGerard Philipe,Lilli Palmer,Lea Padovani
ColourBlack & White
DirectorJacques Becker
RegionBlu-Ray B
Run Time108
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