Opium 2013
Jean Cocteau was only thirty when he fell passionately in love with the writer Raymond Radiguet. The author of Diable au corps (The Devil in the Flesh) was ten years younger than Cocteau. The year was 1918, and jazz, which was gradually gaining popularity in Paris, was already permeating Cocteau's daily life and work. In 1923, Radiguet's death had a devastating impact on the life of the film maker, who sank into another form of addiction: opium...

A film about love, but above all a musical film, Opium also pays homage to the poems and sonnets written by the director. In Opium, Arielle Dombasle combines her two greatest passions: film and music, which she imagines as a clever blend of period pieces, including plenty of jazz, as well as more contemporary pieces.

DVD5 | PAL 16:9 | 01:19:55 | 4.36 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Musical

Director: Arielle Dombasle
Cast: Gregoire Colin, Samuel Mercer, Arielle Dombasle
Country: France

-- "Sur les traces de Jean Cocteau" - making of documentary
-- Bios
-- Photo galery
-- Trailer

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