Story Of Adele H, The (Blu-ray)

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The Story of Adèle H (L’Histoire d’Adèle H., 1975) is the sublime François Truffaut’s frighteningly intense look at amour fou:  the obsessive love that drives a woman to destruction.  The woman is Adèle Hugo (tragically incarnated by the magnificent Isabelle Adjani), the talented and privileged daughter of the most celebrated author in Europe; the object of her affection is a n’er-do-well English soldier, one Lieutenant Pinson (Bruce Robinson, future director of the riotous Withnail & I).  Based on fact, this titanically poetic film follows the infatuated Adèle as she trails Pinson from one end of the earth to the other, descending into madness and living on the fire of her passion.  Stunningly photographed by the singular Nestor Alemandros and featuring a towering score by Maurice Jaubert.

Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson, Sylvia Marriott, Joseph Blatchley, Ivry Gitlis

Directed By: François Truffaut

Written By: Francois Truffaut, Jean Gruault, Suzanne Schiffman, Frances Vernor Guille, Adèle Hugo

Score By: Maurice Jaubert

Language: French

Video: 1080p High Definition / 1.66:1 / Color

Audio: French and English 2.0 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English SDH

Theatrical Release: 

Runtime: 97 Minutes

Rating: PG

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman / Original Theatrical Trailer

Genre: Drama, Romance

Limited Edition of 3,000 Units