A Christmas Tale
The Criterion Collection
Original Title: Un conte de Noël
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 2008
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-049016
Running time: 2:32 (152 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 01, 2009
Collection type: Owned (#6165)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 01, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
In Arnaud Desplechin's beguiling A Christmas Tale (Un Conte de Noel), Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. That simple family reunion setup, however, can't begin to describe the unpredictable, emotionally volatile experience of this film, an inventive, magical drama that's equal parts merriment and melancholy. Unrequited childhood loves and blinding grudges, brutal outbursts and sudden slapstick, music, movies, and poetry - A Christmas Tale ties it all together in a marvelously messy package.
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Misc.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Why Not Productions
 • Canal+
 • CinéCinéma
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
Audio format
French  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
Blu-ray
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Subtitles
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Booklet
Crew
Direction
Arnaud Desplechin....Director
Writing
Arnaud Desplechin....Screenwriter
Emmanuel Bourdieu....Screenwriter
Production
Pascal Caucheteux....Producer
Cinematography
Eric Gautier....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Laurence Briaud....Film Editor
Music
Grégoire Hetzel....Composer
Sound
Nicolas Cantin....Sound
Sylvain Malbrant....Sound
Jean-Pierre Laforce....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Dan Bevan....Production Designer
Nathalie Raoul....Costume Designer
Sylvie Aid....Make-up Artist
Mina Matsumura....Make-up Artist
Helen Murphy....Make-up Artist
Olivier De Laveleye....Visual Effects
Marie-Pierre Franckx....Visual Effects
Cast
Catherine Deneuve....Junon
Jean-Paul Roussillon....Abel
Anne Consigny....Elizabeth
Mathieu Amalric....Henri
Chiara Mastroianni....Sylvia
Melvil Poupaud....Ivan
Emmanuelle Devos....Faunia
Hippolyte Girardot....Claude
Laurent Capelluto....Simon
Emile Berling....Paul
Françoise Bertin....Rosaimée
Samir Guesmi....Spatafora
Thomas Obled....Basile
Clément Obled....Baptiste
François Regnault....L'analyste
Thierry Bosc....Le procureur
Helene Roussel....Le juge
Miglem Mirtchev....L'avocat d'Henri
David Frenkel....L'avocat d'Elisabeth
Romain Goupil....L'ami psychiatre
Azize Kabouche....Le medecin cancerologue
Beata Nilska....L'anesthesiste
Philippe Morier-Genou....L'ami franc-maçon
Père Mathieu Bakanina....Le pretre
Marie-France Jaskula....La fidele
Jean-Pierre Jouet....Le president des Experts