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Le petit soldat (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Audience RatingNR (Not Rated)
BindingBlu-ray
DirectorJean-Luc Godard
EAN0715515240215
EAN ListEAN List Element: 0715515240215
FormatBlu-ray; Subtitled
GenreDrama
Item DimensionsHeight: 540; Length: 70; Weight: 37; Width: 750
LabelThe Criterion Collection
ManufacturerThe Criterion Collection
Number Of Discs1
Number Of Items1
Package DimensionsHeight: 70; Length: 750; Weight: 37; Width: 540
Product GroupDVD
Product Type NameABIS_DVD
PublisherThe Criterion Collection
Release Date2020-01-21
StudioThe Criterion Collection
TitleLe petit soldat (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
UPC715515240215
UPC ListUPC List Element: 715515240215

On January 21, 2020, the Criterion Collection releases Le Petit Soldat on Blu-ray. Jean-Luc Godard directed the film starring Anna Karina, Michel Subor, and Henri-Jacques Huet.

‘Le Petit Soldat’ Criterion Summary

Before his convention-shattering debut, Breathless, had even premiered, Jean-Luc Godard leapt into the making of his second feature, a thriller that would tackle the most controversial subject in France: the use of torture in the Algerian War. Despite his lack of political convictions, photojournalist Bruno Forestier (Michel Subor) is roped into a paramilitary group waging a shadow war in Geneva against the Algerian independence movement. Anna Karina (in her first collaboration with Godard, whose camera is visibly besotted with her) is beguiling as the mysterious woman with whom Forestier becomes infatuated. Banned for two and a half years by French censors for its depiction of brutal tactics on the part of the French government and the Algerian fighters alike, Le petit soldat finds the young Godard already retooling cinema as a vehicle for existential inquiry, political argument, and ephemeral portraiture—in other words, as a medium for delivering “truth twenty-four times per second.”

Special Features

  • High-definition digital restoration, approved by cinematographer Raoul Coutard, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with director Jean-Luc Godard from 1965
  • Interview with actor Michel Subor from 1963
  • Audio interview with Godard from 1961
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott

New cover by F. Ron Miller

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On January 21, 2020, the Criterion Collection releases Le Petit Soldat on Blu-ray. Jean-Luc Godard directed the film starring Anna Karina, Michel Subor, and Henri-Jacques Huet.

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