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Jean Grémillon During Occupation (Criterion Collection)
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Though little known outside of France, Jean Grimillon is a consummate filmmaker from his country's golden age. A classically trained violinist who discovered cinema as a young man when his orchestra was hired to accompany silent movies, he went on to make almost fifty films which ranged from documentaries to avant-garde works to melodramas with major stars in a career that started in the mid-1920s and didn't end until the late 1950s. Three of his richest films came during a dire period in French history: REMORQUES, starring Jean Gabin, was begun in 1939 but finished and released after Germany invaded France, and LUMIHRE D'ITI and LE CIEL EST @ VOUS were produced during the occupation. These are character-driven dramas that reveal either a society on the precipice of doom or people breaking free of societal limitations; humane, entertaining, and technically brilliant, they show Grimillon to be one of cinema's true hidden masters.

Title: Jean Grémillon During Occupation (Criterion Collection)
Genre: Drama-Classics, Foreign-French
Starring: Jean Gabin, Alain Cuny, Madeleine Renaud, Michele Morgan, Paul Bernard, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson, Charles Vanel, Jean Debucourt
Director: Jean Gremillon
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 7/24/2012
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 715515097215
Item #: 280406X

Street Date: 7/24/2012

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