SKU 6871

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Les Sept Peches Capitaux) (1952) * with switchable English subtitles *

Réalisation Eduardo De Filippo Jean Dréville Yves Allégret Carlo Rim Roberto Rossellini Claude Autant-Lara Georges Lacombe Scénario Edouardo de Filippo Charles Spaak Carlo Rim Jean Aurenche Pierre Bost Acteurs principaux Gérard Philipe Isa Miranda Louis de Funès Viviane Romance

A French/Italian co-production with two episodes from Italy and five from France covering the seven deadly sins. A wry, carnival barker introduces each episode and then narrates the last episode dealing with the "eighth unknown sin", which is the sin of thinking evil where none exists. The first Italian contribution is "Avarice and Anger" concerning a well-to-do real estate agent and his frowzy wife, both uncompromisingly selfish in love and economics; the second Italian entry, "Envy", directed by Roberto Rossellini, from a story by Colette, is a glimpse into the newly-married life of an aging artist and his young wife, whom he treats as a chattel and she, consumed by the envy of his talent, friends and even his cat, tries to do away with the cat; "Pride" is about a couple of down-at-the-heels aristocrats trying to keep up pretenses in the face of utter poverty; "Lust" shows the devastating effects of careless adult behavior on an impressionable child; "Sloth" shows the powers above deciding that life on earth is moving at a too-fast pace and they send an emissary to slow things down, while "Gluttony" is a burlesque piece that the reviewers of the day called in bad taste.

Dans une fête foraine, un meneur de jeu attire les badauds et illustre pour eux les sept péchés capitaux.

DVD-R is in French with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 138 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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