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Chantal Akerman Collection ( Hôtel Monterey,Je, tu, il, elle,Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,Briefe von zu Haus,Les Rendez-vous d'Anna ) [English subtitles] [DVD]

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  • Actors: Chantal Akerman, Niels Arestrup, Claire Wauthion
  • Directors: Chantal Akerman
  • Writers: Chantal Akerman, Eric De Kuyper, Paul Paquay
  • Producers: Chantal Akerman
  • Format: PAL, Import, Anamorphic
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Cinéart
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Aug. 2007
  • Run Time: 542 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000VXLG36
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,584 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Belgium released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Mono ), Dutch ( Subtitles ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Hôtel Monterey - 1972

This early experimental feature, slightly longer than an hour, by Chantal Akerman (1972), shot silently and brilliantly by Babette Mangolte, explores the corridors, lobby, elevators, and rooms of a cheap New York hotel. Occasionally the rooms' solitary occupants are glimpsed, but this only increases the overall atmosphere of eerie isolation and quiet, and reveals perhaps more than any other Akerman film how central an influence Edward Hopper has been in her work.

I, You, She, He - 1974

Chantal Akerman directed and plays the lead in this early (1974) black-and-white feature that charts three successive stages of its heroine's love life. In the first part she lives like a hermit, eating only sugar, compulsively rearranging the furniture in her one-room flat, and apparently writing and rewriting a love letter; in part two she hitches a ride with a truck driver and eventually gives him a hand job; in part three she arrives at the home of her female lover, and they proceed to make frantic love. This is every bit as obsessive and as eerie as Akerman's later Jeanne Dielman and Toute une nuit, though not as striking on a visual level; as in all her best work, however, the minimalist structure is both potent and haunting.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles - 1976

Chantal Akerman's feature is one of the few 'feminist' movies that's as intere...Chantal Akerman Collection ( Hôtel Monterey / Je, tu, il, elle / Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles / Briefe von zu Haus / Les Rendez-vous d'Anna ) ( Hôtel Monterey / I, You, She, He / Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1



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