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Le Désordre et la nuit

Lovers of hot-blooded French noir will love this 1958 B&W drama, which swaps violence for a dangerous sexual relationship between a cop and drug addict suspected of a murder. If this is a ‘lazy’ star vehicle for French superstar Jean Gabin, please bring us more — in his paunchy ‘fifties Monsieur Gabin takes on a beauty half his age, and convinces us that he can keep her.

Le désordre et la nuit

All-Region Blu-ray

Pathé (Fr)

1958 / B&W / 1:66 widescreen / 93 min. / Street Date April 1 2017, 2017 /

available through / Eur 14,99

Starring: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Nadja Tiller, Paul Frankeur,

Hazel Scott, Robert Berri, François Chaumette, Louis Ducreux, Jacky Bamboo and his combo,

Harald Wolff, Roger Hanin.

Cinematography: Louis Page

Film Editor: Jacqueline Sadoul

Original Music: Jean Yatove

Written by Michel Audiard, Gilles Grangier, Jacques Robert from his novel

Produced by Lucien Viard

Directed by Gilles Grangier

Sometime in the 1990s Sherman Torgan
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James Mourns The Passing of Claude Chabrol With A Top Ten List

It’s always sad to write about anybody who dies in the film business, but today’s loss is a big one. Claude Chabrol, a fellow critic and one of the founders of the French New Wave, which is a very big part of the Criterion Collection, has died at the age of 80. And like most filmmakers, he was working right until the end which is what all artists do when they love the medium as much as they do. So I wanted to take a few minutes out of your time to showcase a top 10 of his films. Sadly he isn’t featured within the Collection, but he is one of many directors that deserves a place within its walls. So without further adieu, let’s get into the wonders of Claude Chabrol.

10. Le Beau Serge (1958)

Why not start this list with Chabrol’s first film? It was an
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