(aka "Confidentially Yours" )

 

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France 1983

 

Quite possibly my favorite of Truffaut's films - and unfortunately his swansong. It was his fun and fast paced ode to Noir and Hitchcock appropriately filmed in black and white. Starring his muse of the time, Fanny Ardent, who works out exceedingly well in her role. Unlike Hitch's apparent disdain for his female characters Truffaut applauds his ladies with an obvious romantic adoration. Vivement Dimanche! shows us one of the directors most unrecognized strengths - his versatility. One can almost sense a slight experimental vein in the creation process, perhaps harkening back to his Nouvelle Vague roots. Regardless, an intangible beauty in a prolific listing of film credits.

Gary Tooze
 

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Theatrical Release: 10 August 1983

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DVD Review: MK2 - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Per-Olof Strandberg for the Review!

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No point in wasting time, just buy the 12 Truffaut DVD set - all with English subtitles and many extras with English subs. Includes - Jules et Jim, La Peau douce (The Soft Skin), Les Deux anglaises et le continent (Two English Girls), La Femme d'à côté (The Woman Next Door), Le Dernier métro (The Last Metro), Les 400 coups (The 400 Blows), Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), L'Amour en fuite (Love on the Run), Vivement dimanche ! (Confidentially Yours), Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot the Pianist), and Fahrenheit 451.

Distribution

MK2

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 106:11
Video

1.66:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles English and None
Features Release Information:
Studio: MK2

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.66:1

Edition Details:
• Serge Toubiana presents the film (4:23)
• Commentary track by Jean-Louis Trintignant
• Reportage sur le tournage (2:36)
• Truffaut speaks about Hitchcock (8:54)
• Trailer (1:22)
• Francois Truffaut collection (12 trailers)
• Booklet (4 pages)
• NOTE
• The extra material on this DVD do not have English subtitles

DVD Release Date: 20 February 2002
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Comments It seems that Nestor Almendros has shot this film on High Contrasted material, that makes a very big shifting with black and white. There's also used some filters to make the picture more soft, to make the appearance look like old film-noir films.

What is intended and what is a mistake in reproducing this film to DVD I don't know. To me it looks a little to soft, when also the opening credits are so. Maybe as a relative new film MK2 have decided to use the tape-master that was already made some years ago.

Despite of that the DVD don't look at all bad. You can fully enjoy the film.

NOTE:
On this DVD the extra materials are not subtitled to English
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 - Per-Olof Strandberg

 

 






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Recommended Reading on Truffaut /  French Cinema (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

The Films in My Life
by Francois Truffaut, Leonard Mayhew

François Truffaut
by Annette Insdorf
HITCHCOCK (REVISED EDITION)
by Helen G. Scott, Francois Truffaut
The French New Wave: An Artistic School
by Michel Marie, Richard John Neupert, Richard Neupert
A History of the French New Wave Cinema
by Richard Neupert
French New Wave
by Jean Douchet, Robert Bonnono, Cedric Anger, Robert Bononno
French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present
by Remi Fournier Lanzoni
Truffaut: A Biography by Antoine do Baecque and Serge Toubiana

Check out more in "The Library"


 

DVD Box Cover

CLICK to order from:

No point in wasting time, just buy the 12 Truffaut DVD set - all with English subtitles and many extras with English subs. Includes - Jules et Jim, La Peau douce (The Soft Skin), Les Deux anglaises et le continent (Two English Girls), La Femme d'à côté (The Woman Next Door), Le Dernier métro (The Last Metro), Les 400 coups (The 400 Blows), Baisers volés (Stolen Kisses), Domicile conjugal (Bed and Board), L'Amour en fuite (Love on the Run), Vivement dimanche ! (Confidentially Yours), Tirez sur le pianiste (Shhot the Pianist), and Fahrenheit 451.

Distribution

MK2

Region 2 - PAL





 

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