Le Silence de la mer






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        Jean-Pierre Melville
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          Actors: Howard Vernon, Jean-Marie Robain, Nicole Stephane
          Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
          Format: Black & White, Full Screen, PAL
          Language: French
          Subtitles: English
          Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
          Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
          Number of discs: 1
          Classification: PG

          Studio: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
          DVD Release Date: 25 Jun 2007
          Run Time: 85 minutes




      • Le Silence de la merJean-Pierre Melville’s debut film – is an adaptation of the novella of the same title by celebrated French Resistance author Vercors (the pen name of Jean Bruller). Clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France and furtively distributed, it captured the spirit of the moment, and quickly became a staple of the Resistance.

        Melville’s cinematic adaptation – partly shot in Vercors’ own house – tells the story of a German officer, Werner von Ebrennac (Howard Vernon), who is billeted to the house of an elderly man (Jean-Marie Robain) and his niece (Nicole Stéphane) in occupied France. Resisting the intruder, the uncle and niece refuse to speak to the German officer, who warms himself by the fire each evening espousing idealistic views about the relationship between France and Germany. These propagandised illusions are shattered, however, when a trip to Paris reveals the truth of what is really going on.

        One of the most important French films to deal with World War II, and a landmark in Melville’s distinguished oeuvre, Le Silence de la mer is a lyrical, timeless depiction of the experiences and struggles of occupation and resistance. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Melville’s debut film for the first time on home video or DVD in the UK.



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        • New high-definition transfer, original aspect ratio
        • New and improved optional English subtitles
        • Exclusive video discussion by Ginette Vincendeau, professor of French cinema at King’s College London [23 minutes]
        • 56-PAGE BOOKLET including an article by Ginette Vincendeau, author of Jean-Pierre Melville: An American in Paris, and a Melville interview by Rui Nogueira, author of Melville on Melville
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          France | 84 min.
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