Branice, Ligia

SKU: 887090134514

UPC 887090134514
Release Date 2017-04-25
Studio Olive Films
Discs 1
Length 94
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis Walerian Borowczyk's BLANCHE is a tragic romantic tale set in 13th century France. While visiting the castle of an old landlord (Michel Simon), both the king (Georges Wilson) and his philandering page Bartolomeo (Jacques Perrin) try to seduce the landlord's young, naive wife Blanche (Ligia Branice, the director's wife). The landlord's son Nicolas (Lawrence Trimble), who's secretly in love with Blanche, seeks to defend her honor and stays on the watch by her bedroom door. When the king tries to sneak to Blanche's bedroom at night, covered by his page's cloak, Nicolas wounds him in the hand, being certain that he punishes the page. To save the king's reputation, Bartolomeo cuts his own hand and admits he was trying to get to Blanche's bedroom. The outraged old master wants to punish the page himself, but the king won't let him. The old landlord blindly seeks vengeance, and tragedy follows. Some critics consider BLANCHE the director's masterpiece and a metaphor of imprisonment, as Blanche is compared to a white dove kept in a cage. Others point out that the film's main virtues lie mostly in its beautiful photography and loving attention to period detail.
Cast Walerian Borowczyk (Director)
Walerian Borowczyk (Screenwriter)
Guy Durban (Director of Photography)
Juliusz Slowacki (Source Writer)
Michel Delahaye (Co-Star)
Lawrence Trimble (Star)
Georges Wilson (Star)
Jacques Perrin (Star)
Michel Simon (Star)
Denise Peronne (Co-Star)
Ligia Branice (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Introduction by Director Leslie Megahey Ballod of Imprisonment Blanche - Interview program featuring Producer Dominique Segretin, Assistant Director Andre Heinrich, Camera Operator Noel Very and Assistant Patrice Leconte Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: French Subtitles - English
Language English
Weight 0.18000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Foreign Film - French,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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