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Films with: Cocteau, Jean

Around the world with Orson Welles
Short films (ST. Germain Des Pres, Chelsea Pensioners, Madrid Bullfight, Pays Basque I and Pays Basque II) that provide a tour of Europe and a cinematic essay.
DVD 2757
Beauty and the beast La belle et la bête /
Dramatized adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.
DVD 775
Belle et la bête Beauty and the beast /
Tells the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him. Contains such visual displays as tears that become real diamonds and walls that grow arms to light Beauty's path through the castle of the Beast.
DVD 3364
Dames du Bois de Boulogne Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne /
"Realizing that her lover (Jean) is losing interest in her, a society lady (Helene) gets revenge by tricking him into marrying a former prostitute (Agnes). After the wedding Helene tells a stunned Jean about his wife's secret past, but the ending has more than one surprise twist."
DVD 2403
Enfants terribles
Elisabeth is very protective of her teenage brother Paul, who has been injured in a snowball fight at school and has to rest in bed most of the time. The siblings are inseparable, living in the same room, fighting, playing secret games, and rarely leaving the house. Paul's friend, Gerard, often drops by to stay with them. One day Elisabeth brings home Agathe to live with them. She bears a strong resemblance to Dargelos, a schoolboy whom Paul had a crush on and the same boy who injured him. Paul and Agathe become attracted to each other, causing Elizabeth to be very jealous.
DVD 5660
Giornata particolare A special day /
On the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome, which underscored the infamous alliance between the Nazis and Mussolini's fascist regime, a brief encounter between a weary housewife and a radio announcer unfolds into an intimate drama.
DVD 13189
Orphée
Jean Cocteau turns the Orpheus legend into a story of a poet and his encounter with death and the middle world.
DVD 1133
Sang d'un poete The blood of a poet /
An artist is driven mad by the sight of his own blood and a drawing of a mouth that seems to come to life. The combination sends him off on a series of bizarre adventures that strive to explain how artists become obsessed with their own works.
DVD 961
Testament d'Orpheé, ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi Testament of Orpheus, or, Do not ask me why /
In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations.
DVD 1134