DVD Children of Paradise [DVD Boxset] [Criterion Collection] [2 discs] (DVD 16065212),
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Children of Paradise [DVD Boxset] [Criterion Collection] [2 discs]

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  • Filmed during the German occupation, this French milestone centers around the theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her. Voted the "Best French Film in History" by the French Film Academy in 1990. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Screenplay.
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  • Credits
    Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Maria Casares, Maria Casars
  • Critic Reviews
    "...One of the few films that has the durability and emotional texture of a great 19th-Century novel. As a piece of romantic/dramatic cinema, its peers are few, its superiors quite simply nonexistent..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...It's paradise to see the film's famed Boulevard of Crime -- 1840s Paris as street carnival -- rendered with revived sparkle after its negative's 57-year workout..."
    USA Today

    "...One of the glories of cinema....The film celebrates freedom of spirit with passion..."
    Total Film

    "...The film is both epic in scope and intimate in focus....The lead actors are superb..."
    Sight and Sound

    5 stars out of 5 -- "The multi-layered screenplay, stunning sets and a terrific ensemble are just some of the enduring pleasures of a truly collaborative masterpiece."
    Total Film

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