Les Enfants Terribles DVD

Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949


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Film Details

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Produced in 1949

Main Language - FRENCH with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film, French Film


Edouard Dhermitte, Nicole Stephane


Classic Drama MoviesEuropean FilmFrench Film

Film Description

Hauntingly atmospheric film of Jean Cocteau's claustrophobic, hothouse novel, for which the author wrote the screenplay and provided the voice-over. Compelling tale of incestuous passions lead a teenage brother and sister into powerful tragedy.

Les Enfants Terribles

DVD Details

Certificate: 12

Publisher: BFI

Length: 102 mins

Aspect ratio: 4:3

Format: DVD B&W

Region: 2

Released: 30th August 2004

Cat No: BFIVD634

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Feature Commentary from Gilbert Adair
  • Interview with actress Nicole Stephane
  • Biographies of Jean Cocteau & Jean-Pierre Melville
  • Original poster art
  • Sleeve notes by Philip Kemp.

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by Anon on 5th April 2004

A dramatisation from the Cocteau novel that unfortunately never quite makes it. The original 1929 novel was definitely making a statement and one that would lead the w... Read on


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