Whirlpool of Fate (Blu-ray)

Directed by Jean Renoir

Release Year: 1925
Running Time: 83
UPC: 7 38329 25470 4
Optional English Subtitles: Yes
Color Type: B&W
Country: France
Language: French intertitles
Genres: Drama
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Cast
Catherine Hessling
Pierre Philippe
Pierre Brasseur
Pierre Champagne
Maurice Touze
Georges Terof

Crew
Directed by Jean Renoir

Whirlpool of Fate (1925) is Jean Renoir’s debut feature, a lyrical tale of the tragic life of an orphan girl. An independent feature shot on family friend Paul Cézanne’s property, La Nicotiere, it is a dreamy episodic melodrama that follows the poor girl as she endures the loss of her father, the abuse of her alcoholic uncle, and a perilous fall down a well that erases her memory and triggers surreal dreams. Presented in a beautiful new 4K restoration, Whirlpool of Fate gives an early glimpse of Renoir’s immense talent.


Blu-ray Extras Include:

Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton

Music composed and performed by Antonio Coppola


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