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Paris, April 13th 1970. Two theater groups each rehearse avant-garde adaptations of plays by Aeschylus. A young deaf-mute begs for change in cafés while playing the harmonica. A young woman seduces men in order to rob them. As a conspiracy develops, the protagonists stories start to intertwine... Jacques Rivette, co-founder of the French New Wave along with Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol, has always been that group s most free-spirited and aesthetically radical member. This is very much on display in Out 1, his fourth feature film and magnum opus, in which a whimsical young man (Jean-Pierre Léaud) receives anonymous notes that put him on the trail of a mysterious group of people who might or might not be conspirators.Based on an utterly unique concept that includes the absence of a script and nods to Honoré de Balzac and Lewis Carroll, Out 1 has been practically impossible to see for more than forty years. Both the complete 8-part series, Out 1: noli me tangere (1971), and the shorter theatrical version, Out 1: Spectre (1974), are offered here in newly restored 2K presentations supervised by the films director of photography, Pierre-William Glenn (Day for Night). The colorful characters that Léaud encounters during his quest are played by Juliet Berto, Michael Lonsdale, Bernadette Lafont, Bulle Ogier, Françoise Fabian, Jean-François Stévenin and other New Wave icons, with special appearances by directors Éric Rohmer and Barbet Schroeder.Out 1, an immensely involving, almost addictive blend of film, literature and theater, has rightly been hailed as the Holy Grail of modern French cinema!-Robert FischerAVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIMETHE TWO VERSIONS OF OUT 1: NOLI ME TANGERE (1971, 8 EPISODES 12H55) AND SPECTRE (1974, FEATURE FILM 4H24)+A NEW FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY*THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS: JACQUES RIVETTE S OUT 1 REVISITEDdirected by Robert Fischer and Wilfried Reichart (2015 Color 90 minutes approx.)Forty-five years after Out 1 was made, documentary filmmakers Robert Fischer and Wilfried Reichart interviewed cast and crew members and revisited some of the film s most significant locations. The Mysteries of Paris features new contributions from actors Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Hermine Karagheuz, cinematographer Pierre-William Glenn, assistant director Jean-François Stévenin and producer Stéphane Tchal Gadjieff, rare archival interviews with actors Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Michel Delahaye and, most prominently, illuminating statements by director Jacques Rivette himself.* Available on Blu-ray DiscTM and DVD+AN EXCLUSIVE 120-PAGE BOOKLET OUT 1 AND ITS DOUBLE (BILINGUAL ENGLISH / FRENCH)FEATURING A NEW ESSAY BY JONATHAN ROSENBAUM(FILM SCHOLAR AND JACQUES RIVETTE SPECIALIST),ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS ARCHIVES AND ORIGINAL STILLS BY PHOTOGRAPHER PIERRE ZUCCA
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