Le Silence De La Mer - The Masters of Cinema Series

Mm00184150
Number of Discs
2
Release Date
23/01/2012
Studio
Eureka
format
DVD / with Blu-ray - Double Play
Duration
85
Certificate UK
U

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Jean Pierre Melville's debut film is an adaptation of the novella by French resistance author Vercors (the pen name of Jean Bruller), which was clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France in WWII and furtively distributed, becoming a staple of the Resistance. Melville's cinematic adapatation - partly shot in Vercors' own house - tells the story of a German officer, Werner von Ebrennac (Howard Vernon), who is billeted to the house of an elderly man (Jean-Marie Robain) and his niece (Nicole Stephane) in occupied France. Resisting the intruder, the uncle and niece refuse to speak to the German officer, who warms himself by the fire each evening espousing idealistic views about the relationship between France and Germany. These propagandist illusions are shattered, however, when a trip to Paris reveals the truth of what is really going on.

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
Le Silence De La Mer - The Masters of Cinema Series|Howard Vernon
Colour
B/W
Region
Region B
Subtitles
Subtitled
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Languages(s): French, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Screen ratio 1:Other
Extras 3
Booklet, Bonus Footage, Documentaries: 'Melville Out of the Shadows', Interviews: Ginette Vincendeau (Professor of French Cinema), Trailers
Catalogue Number
EKA70066
Cast & Crew
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville Producer: Jean-Pierre Melville Writer: Jean-Pierre Melville Music: Edgar Bischoff Actor: Howard Vernon Actor: Nicole Stéphane Actor: Jean-Marie Robain Actor: Ami Aaröe Actor: Georges Patrix Actor: Denis Sadier Cinematographer: Henri Decaë Actor: Rudelle Actor: Max Fromm Actor: Claude Vernier Actor: Max Hermann

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