STUDIOCANAL celebrates the 70th anniversary of one of Jacques Becker’s most famous films CASQUE D’OR with a beautiful restoration presented in stunning 4K. Starring the great Simone Signoret as an unforgettable femme fatale and Serge Reggiani, it is one of the greatest films about the Belle Époque and a true masterpiece of French cinema.
The film will be returning to cinemas from 25th November, in partnership with the Independent Cinema Office. CASQUE D’OR and will also be available on UHD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from 28th November 2022 and is available to pre-order here:
A hugely important and influential filmmaker Becker was much admired by his contemporaries – Jean Renor and Jean-Pierre Melville – and the proponents of the French New Wave – Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. A director of rare passion and invention Jacques Becker made only thirteen feature films in a relatively short period of time but his body of work contains some of the acknowledged classics of French cinema in the post-war period.
Set in Paris at the turn of the 19th Century, CASQUE D’OR follows the love affair between gangster’s moll, Marie (Simone Signoret, Room At The Top, Les Diaboliques) and reformed criminal Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani, Les Miserables, The Pianist). When mob boss, Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin), takes an active interest in their affair, an underworld rivalry ensues leading to a treacherous and tragic end.
About the restoration
This restoration was produced in 2022 from the Original 35mm Negative held at the Archives Françaises du Film. The image was scanned in 4k by L’Imagine Ritrovata who also carried out the calibration and all the digital work intended to erase the imperfections present on the original elements. The project was supervised by the Studiocanal team of Sophie Boyer and Jean-Pierre Boiget. Restored with the support of CNC.
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