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Le Corbeau

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Genres: Drama, Thriller, War
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Plot Synopsis:

A mysterious writer of poison-pen letters, known only as Le Corbeau (the Raven), plagues a provincial French town, exposing the collective suspicion and rancor seething beneath the community’s calm surface. Made during the Nazi occupation of France, this film by Henri-Georges Clouzot was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press, and the Catholic Church, and was banned after the country’s liberation. But some—including Jean Cocteau and Jean-Paul Sartre—recognized the powerful subtext to Clouzot’s anti-informant, anti-Gestapo fable and worked to rehabilitate his directorial reputation after the war. Le Corbeau brilliantly captures the spirit of paranoid pettiness and self-loathing that turns an occupied French town into a twentieth-century Salem. 

  • Release Details
    Release Date: September 20th, 2022
    Movie Release Year: 1943
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Specs:Blu-ray
    New 4K restoration
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p/MPEG-4 AVC
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.37:1
    Audio Formats:French Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English
    Special Features:Interview with filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier
    Excerpts from The Story of French Cinema by Those Who Made It: Grand Illusions 1939–1942, a 1975 documentary featuring director Henri-Georges Clouzot
    Trailer
    PLUS: An essay by film scholar Alan Williams