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  • CHAPLIN - THE ESSANAY: THE ULTIMATE RESTORATION

    After leaving Sennett's Keystone Studios, where he had spent his year of apprenticeship in cinema, Charles Chaplin became a worldwide star at 10 times his former salary by joining The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Janua...

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      CHAPLIN (Charles)

    • Producer(s):

      FILM PRESERVATION ASSOCIATES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    After leaving Sennett's Keystone Studios, where he had spent his year of apprenticeship in cinema, Charles Chaplin became a worldwide star at 10 times his former salary by joining The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in January 1915. For the first time, his name was on the credits ! 

    The series was called "Essanay-Chaplin brand", and Essanay was the first to sell merchandising rights for a movie character. In one year, Chaplin was to star in and direct 16 hilarious films, including his iconic The Tramp - each release breaking a new record in sales. Like the two previous series (Keystone and Mutual), these will be newly restored. They will sparkle! The restoration of the Essanay comedies will conclude the restoration of the Chaplin films, now 100 years old, and will amaze future generations in their second century.
     

  • THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

    First adaptation from the well-known Victor Hugo's novel, with an incredible performance by Lon Chaney.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      WORSLEY (WALLACE)

    • Producer(s):

      LOBSTER FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1960

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      DVD

    First adaptation from the well-known Victor Hugo's novel, with an incredible performance by Lon Chaney.

    Paris, in the 16th century: Quasimodo, the hunchback raised in Notre-Dame Cathedral, falls hopelessly in love with the lovely and unattainable Gypsy girl, Esmeralda. He rescues the beauty, in this moving classic which has been staged so many times.

    Based loosely on Victor Hugo's novel, this was a lavish production endowed with a budget that was considerable at the time. Since 1925, it has been viewable only in shortened versions, which gave it a poor reputation. This version, newly restored in high definition from a full-length, tinted print miraculously found in 2006, finally does justice to the splendor of the masterpiece. The film again becomes the superproduction it was intended to be.

  • CHILDREN'S FACES

    In Saint-Luc, the highest village of Europe, Jean does not manage to admit the death of his mother. Jean is persuaded that his mother-in-law is cruel, the children get to hate her.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      FEYDER (JACQUES)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1923

    • Language(s):

      German, English, Danish, French

    • Rights:

      DVD

    In Saint-Luc, the highest village of Europe, Jean does not manage to admit the death of his mother. Jean is persuaded that his mother-in-law is cruel, the children get to hate her.

    His father, Pierre Amsler, dreams with getting remarried: he wishes to marry Jeanne Dubois, widow herself and mother of small Arlette. Jean is persuaded that his mother-in-law is cruel, the children get to hate her.

    Starring Victor Vina, Jean Forest, Pierrette Houyez, Rachel Devirys
    Original Music by Antonio Coppola interpreted by the Octuor de France
    Restored version
    Released en DVD by ARTE Video
    Bonus :
    - Documentary about the Music
    - Presentation of the movie by Serge Bromberg

  • MISTER FREEDOM

    Mister Freedom, an American righter of wrongs, a sort of spceage Rambo, arrives to solve France's problems and free the country from the Yellow Peril and the Red Menace.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMS PARIS NEW YORK

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1968

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, CINEMA

    Mister Freedom, an American righter of wrongs, a sort of spceage Rambo, arrives to solve France's problems and free the country from the Yellow Peril and the Red Menace.

    After a series of cockeyed adventures, fighting Red China Man (a gigantic balloon), Moujik Man (Philippe Noiret) and Marie-Madeleine (Delphine Seyrig), he succeeds only in wreaking havoc and destruction, just as he did in Vietnam. The style of the film is a no holds barred satire on the great events that shape our times. The sets and costumes are inspired by hardcore comic-books. The plot contains crazy violence, twists and turns, primeval politics, suspense, sex and slapstick. Audiences feel like they are at the circus until they realize they are watching the news.

    "Mister Freedom is the Ubu of our times, a thundering, allegorical farce that succeeds in recreating for the cinema a trip from which the film draws its inspiration. William Klein's relentlessly inventive, burlesque extravaganza is an invigorating and refreshing breath of fresh air." (Michel Capdenac - Les Lettres Françaises)

  • LE COUPLE TEMOIN

    The Minister of the Future selects a model couple and sets them up in an experimental apartment in the heart of New City, which is still under construction.

    CLASSICAL FILMS
    • Director(s):

      KLEIN (WILLIAM)

    • Producer(s):

      FILMS PARIS NEW YORK

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      1976

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      CINEMA, NON-THEATRICAL, TV, DVD, INTERNET

    The Minister of the Future selects a model couple and sets them up in an experimental apartment in the heart of New City, which is still under construction.

    Electronic happiness, a massive hoax. What will life be like in France in the year 2000? How easy will it be to manipulate and program people? To find out, the Minister of the Future selects a model couple, Jean-Michel and Claudine (André Dussollier and Anémone) and sets them up in an experimental apartment in the heart of New City, which is still under construction. Taken in hand on arrival by two psycho-sociologists (Zouc and Jacques Boudet), the two guinea pigs' lives are dictated by a demented program. Every moment of their existence is dissected, their words, dreams, way of eating, being bored and making love. At the beginning, the experiment is a game. The couple's adventures are shown on TV with the whole country watching live. But gradually, in their closed world, things begin to go sour. What are all these tests for? What exactly are all these technicians after? The plot twists and turns down to the final send-up, a joyous explosion of slapstick. The experiment is a horrible flop like so many glorious initiatives of our schizo society.

    "It is incisive, never cursory, always subtle. The film makes you laugh from beginning to end, sometimes so hard you cry." (Alain Rémond - Télérama)

  • VADIM, MISTER COOL

    The global success of his 1956 film AND GOD CREATED WOMAN turned Roger Vadim into the acme of cool. He embodied the thirst for unbridled hedonism of a generation that had been through the horrors of war. His attitude earned him...

    ART - CULTURE
    • Director(s):

      NICKLAUS (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      SLOW PRODUCTION, CINE PATRIMOINE CONCEPT, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The global success of his 1956 film AND GOD CREATED WOMAN turned Roger Vadim into the acme of cool. He embodied the thirst for unbridled hedonism of a generation that had been through the horrors of war. His attitude earned him the title of “Mister Cool”.

    Now that he had got his start, Vadim made a string of films in quick succession. He had the pick of great French actors such as Jeanne Moreau and Gérard Philipe. He went through a string of relationships too, famously with Brigitte Bardot, Annette Stroyberg, Catherine Deneuve and Jane Fonda. He used all of them in his films, fostering the legend of himself as a Svengali figure. But they all came to detest his casual womanizing.
    Vadim might have become a great film director, but his playboy lifestyle got in the way of his career.

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