Eclipse Series 02: The Documentaries of Louis Malle (1962-1986)
4xDVD9 + 2xDVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | Complete Scans | 818 mins | Total: 37,22 Gb
Audio: French (original mono) and English on last two | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary | The Criterion Collection
Over the course of a nearly forty-year career, Louis Malle forged a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile cinematic storytellers, with such widely acclaimed, and wide-ranging, masterpieces as Elevator to the Gallows, My Dinner with Andre, and Au revoir les enfants. At the same time, however, with less fanfare, Malle was creating a parallel, even more personal body of work as a documentary filmmaker. With the discerning eye of a true artist and the investigatory skills of a great journalist, Malle takes us from a street corner in Paris to America’s heartland to the expanses of India in his astonishing epic Phantom India. These are some of the most engaging and fascinating nonfiction films ever made.