La maison des bois / The House in the Woods (1971) 3 x DVD9
The story begins in a rural French village during the First World War and ends in Paris after the Armistice; throughout, the characters are ravaged by the dangers and dislocations of war. The spectres of death and destruction are constant.

The house in question belongs to the Picard family — Albert, a gamekeeper for the local nobleman, and Jeanne, who cares for their two teen-age children and three foster children left abandoned in the war.

The film focuses on the family's day-to-day life while the children pass into adolescence, the adults betray each other, and the world around them destroys itself.

DVD9 | PAL 4:3 | 377 minutes | 20.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Maurice Pialat
Cast: Pierre Doris, Jacqueline Dufranne, Agathe Natanson
Country: France, Italy

-- Optional interview presentation by Martine Giordano & Bernard Dubois for all episodes (4 min. average, in French without subtitles)
-- La part du jeu: interview with Maurice Pialat by Serge Toubiana at the Angers Festival (14 min., in French without subtitles) (Disc 2)

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