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Victor Hugo: Le Dernier Jour d’un Condamné

In protest against the inhumanity of the penal system of his day, and particularly against the death penalty, Victor Hugo created this image of a man on his way to the scaffold, who confides his last thoughts, describes life in prison, and imagines the moment of death. This filmed version is the very exemplar of how a good story can be transferred brilliantly to the screen. (French, 90 minutes)


Item#: BVL4019
Copyright date: ©1993

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery et Le Petit Prince
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A consideration of the book and its importance, which reaches far beyond that of a children's fable, interwoven with dramatic readings from it and with details of the author's life and his search for spiritual meaning in flight. (French, 33 minutes, ...(more details)
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Victor Hugo: Les Miserables
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A vivid, compelling film dramatization of Hugo's great novel, which provides students with an excellent historical and social portrait of France-and particularly Paris-at mid-19th century, as well as an insightful treatment of one of the greatest of ...(more details)
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Alfred de Musset: Lorenzaccio

This historical drama, by one of the pillars of the French Romantic movement, is concerned with the psychological voyage of the young Lorenzo de' Medici, who, to gain the confidence of the ruling despot, adopts-and soon discovers he enjoys-the excess...(more details)
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Colette: Bella Vista

A very stylish production, based on Colette's novel, and set in a country inn where the author is herself a visitor. The focus is less on what happens than on how, and with what, and to whom, all seen through the discerning eye of France's greatest w...(more details)
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Balzac: Le Cousin Pons

Pons, an art collector, is considered a parasite by those who know him until they discover the value of his collection of objets d'art. In various ways and by various means, unscrupulous characters try to separate the old man and his heir from their ...(more details)
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