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    In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces Marius, Fanny, and Cesar mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life. Gruff, sentimental Cesar (music-hall star Raimu) owns a waterfront bar in the old port of Marseille, where his son, Marius (Pierre Fresnay), wipes down tables and dreams of a life at sea. The prosperous, middle-aged sailmaker Panisse (Fernand Charpin), wanting to wed Marius's sweetheart, Fanny (Orane Demazis), sets up a generation-spanning romantic triangle, the story of which unfolds in a series of fateful twists in the films of The Marseille Trilogy, which first earned Pagnol his place in cinema history. If Pagnol is not the greatest auteur of the sound film, critic Andre Bazin wrote, he is in any case something akin to its genius.

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, Raimu
    Director:
    Alexander Korda, Marc Allegret, Marcel Pagnol
    Region:
    1, A
    Number of Discs:
    3
    Main Language:
    French
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    395 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION COLLECTION

Criterion Collection: Marseille Trilogy

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  • Description

    In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces Marius, Fanny, and Cesar mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life. Gruff, sentimental Cesar (music-hall star Raimu) owns a waterfront bar in the old port of Marseille, where his son, Marius (Pierre Fresnay), wipes down tables and dreams of a life at sea. The prosperous, middle-aged sailmaker Panisse (Fernand Charpin), wanting to wed Marius's sweetheart, Fanny (Orane Demazis), sets up a generation-spanning romantic triangle, the story of which unfolds in a series of fateful twists in the films of The Marseille Trilogy, which first earned Pagnol his place in cinema history. If Pagnol is not the greatest auteur of the sound film, critic Andre Bazin wrote, he is in any case something akin to its genius.

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Orane Demazis, Pierre Fresnay, Raimu
    Director:
    Alexander Korda, Marc Allegret, Marcel Pagnol
    Region:
    1, A
    Number of Discs:
    3
    Main Language:
    French
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    395 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION COLLECTION
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