Artikelnummer 3056


Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price

A Canterbury Tale is a profoundly personal journey to bucolic Kent, England. Set amid the tumult of the Second World War, yet with a rhythm as delicate as a lullaby, the film follows three modern-day incarnations of Chaucer’s pilgrims — a melancholy “landgirl,” a plainspoken American GI, and a resourceful British sergeant — who are waylaid in the English countryside en route to the mythical town and forced to solve a bizarre village crime. Building to a majestic climax that ranks as one of the filmmaking duo’s finest achievements, the dazzling A Canterbury Tale has acquired a following of devotees passionate enough to qualify as pilgrims themselves. 

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles.  Approx. 124 mins. + a 9 min. contemporary newsreel.  See film sample for audio and video quality!​

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