Place Vendôme

Place Vendôme

DVD (Wide Screen)

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A chilly, elegant character study masquerading as a thriller, Place Vendôme gets a better-than-average DVD release from Wellspring Media. The movie is beautifully shot by Laurent Dailland (his work rightly here earned him a French Cesar nomination) and the disc preserves the film's theatrical aspect ratio with a clean widescreen transfer. The Dolby audio transfer is also strong and showcases Richard Robbins' rich orchestral score. Since "chilly and elegant" can also describe the look of actress-turned-director Nicole Garcia, she does an excellent job of presenting her stars Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Seigner. But while Place Vendôme is sumptuously made, this DVD brings home the fact that the picture not only offers more surface than substance but its individual sequences are better than the whole of its parts. Still, the surfaces alone make it worth seeing and the movie also offers a vivid, if dispiriting portrait of how crooked and corrupt the mainstream diamond industry is.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
UPC: 0720917532226
Original Release: 1998
Rating: R
Source: Fox Lorber
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:57:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Trailers ; 5.1 mix; 16x9 anamorphic ; 1.85:1 aspect ratio; Subtitle control; Weblinks; Easter eggs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Deneuve Marianne
Jean-Pierre Bacri Jean-Pierre
Emmanuelle Seigner Nathalie
Jacques Dutronc Battistelli
Bernard Fresson Vincent Malivert
François Berléand Eric Malivert
Philippe Clevenot Kleiser
Laszlo Szabo Actor
Dragan Nikolic Actor
Otto Tausig Actor
Malik Zidi Actor

Technical Credits
Nicole Garcia Director,Screenwriter
Luc Barnier Editor
Françoise Bonnot Editor
Lucy Boulting Casting
Laurent Dailland Cinematographer
Nathalie du Roscoat Costumes/Costume Designer
Jean-Pierre Duret Sound/Sound Designer
Jacques Fieschi Screenwriter
Thierry Flamand Art Director
Christine Gozlan Executive Producer
Dominique Hennequin Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Law Asst. Director
Frederique Moidon Casting
Richard Robbins Score Composer
Alain Sarde Producer
Elisabeth Tavernier Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Malivert Jewelers
2. Closing Suspicions
3. Diamonds in the Rough
4. No Way Out
5. Rare Gems
6. Back in Business
7. Secret Cuts
8. Going It Alone
9. Mirrored Lives
10. Uncovered Past
11. Reversal of Fortune
12. Painful Memories
13. The Preparation
14. The Meeting
15. Paying the Price
16. Game's Over

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