Les visiteurs du soir

Les visiteurs du soir

Blu-ray Disc - 2012 | French
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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.
Publisher: United States : Image Entertainment, 2012.
ISBN: 9781604656336
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Devil's envoys


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May 20, 2019

A charming, idealistic view of romantic love. The storybookish medieval sets were inspired by the Limbourg brothers’ Book of Hours, which Olivier drew from a couple of years later for ‘Henry V.’ With the greatest film Mephistopheles ever! Scary, funny and urbane.

NightGoat72 Feb 23, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous movie. Marcel Carne - truly a master of his craft - understood the language of cinema like few others, and when his beautifully expressive visuals and keen sense of camera movement are paired with Jacques Prevert's magnificent, lyrical dialogue, the result is pure film poetry. A complex, intricate meditation on love and life that is both playful and intense, sad and joyful, cynical and hopeful, with a sharp wit, fierce intelligence, and filmmaking prowess that is mind-bogglingly ahead of its time.

Sep 23, 2013

a lavish production for its time as the Nazi's were tightening their hold on France. watch the 'making of' feature.

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