A curtain raiser [videorecording] : and other shorts / Centre national de la cinématographie ; produced by Cécile Vacheret ; written and directed by François Ozon.Material type: FilmPublisher number: KS2051 | KimStimLanguage: French Subtitle language: English Series: KimStim collectionPublication details: Brooklyn, NY : KimStim, 2007. Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): Montherlant, Henry de, 1896-1972 -- Film adaptations | Tardiness -- Drama | Sex -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- DramaGenre/Form: Erotic films. | Short films. | Film adaptations. | Foreign films -- France.DDC classification: 791.43/72 LOC classification: PN1997.2 | C87 2007
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DVD release of several short films originally produced between 1993 and 2006.
A curtain raiser is based on Henry de Montherlant's play Un incompris.
Special feature: director's biography.
A curtain raiser: Cinematography, Yorick Le Saux ; editing, Muriel Breton. X2000: Fidélité Productions ; producers, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier ; cinematography, Pierre Stoeber ; editing, Dominique Petrot. Bed scenes: Local Films ; produced by Nicolas Brevière ; cinematography, Yorick Le Saux, Mathieu Vadepied ; editing, François Ozon. Little death: Fidélité Productions ; producers, Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier ; cinematography, Yorick Le Saux ; editing, Frédéric Massiot ; written by Didier Blasco and François Ozon. Truth or dare: Fidélité Productions ; producer, Olivier Delbosc ; cinematography, Yorick Le Saux ; editing, François Ozon. A rose between us: FEMIS ; produced by Ingrid Gogny ; cinematography, Sylvia Calle ; editing, Sylvie Ballyot ; written by Nicolas Mercier and François Ozon. Victor: FEMIS ; cinematography, Sylvia Calle ; editing, Thierry Bordes ; written by Nicolas Mercier and François Ozon.
A curtain raiser: Mathieu Amalric, Louis Garrel, Vahina Giocante. X2000: Denise Schropfer Aron, Bruno Slagmulder. Bed scenes: Valérie Druguet, Camille Japy, François Delaive, Evelyne Ker, Loïc Even, Lucia Sanchez, François Genty, Pascale Arbillot, Margot Abascal, Bruno Slagmulder, Sébastien Charles. Little death: Camille Japy, François Delaive, Jacques Martial. Truth or dare: Farida Rahmatoullah, Aylin Argun, Fabien Billet, Adrien Pastor. A rose between us: Rodolphe Lesage, Sasha Hails. Victor: François Genty, Isabelle Journeau.
A curtain raiser: Bruno and his friend Pierre are waiting for Rosette in Bruno's Parisian bachelor flat. She is late again, but this time, Bruno's mind is made up: if Rosette makes them wait for more than 45 minutes, it will be over between them.
X2000: The first morning of the new millennium. Three naked couples sleep, make love, and awake in an empty skyscraper littered with party debris. The world is silent and pregnant with new possibilities.
Bed scenes: Seven bed scenes around various couples. A series of liberated comic sketches on sexual etiquette, unbridled passion, and post-coital aftertastes.
Little death: A devastating look at family relations. Paul, a young photographer who specializes in capturing men in ecstasy, hasn't spoken to his father in years. When his sister persuades him to visit his dying father in the hospital, Paul discovers that he can never escape his origins.
Truth or dare: Four teens discover the pain and excitement of emerging sexuality while playing a harmless children's game.
A rose between us: An eccentric British woman picks up a young apprentice hairdresser on a wild night in Paris.
Victor: A young man of good breeding keeps his dead parents in the bedroom of their sumptuous family cottage. Then begins a rebirth full of discoveries.
A curtain raiser = Un lever de rideau (2006) (30 min.) -- X2000 (1998) (5:00) -- Bed scenes = Scènes de lit (1997) (26:00) -- Little death = La petite mort (1995) (26:00) -- Truth or dare = Action vérité (1994) (4:00) -- A rose between us = Une rose entre nous (1994) (27:00) -- Victor (1993) (14:00).
French dialogue with English subtitles; English notes on container.