Two Newly Restored Films by Philippe de Broca: On Guard/Five Day Lover [Blu-ray] [2 Discs]

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Overview

Special Features

  • On Guard:
  • Interview with Daniel Auteuil
  • Interview with Philippe de Broca
  • Interview with Marie Gillian
  • Interview with Patrick Godeau
  • Interview with Fabrice Luchini
  • Interview with Philippe Noiret
  • Interview with Vincent Perez
  • Behind the scenes
  • Original trailer
  • Promo reel
  • 2016 trailer
  • Five Day Lover:
  • 2016 re-release trailer

Synopsis

L'Amant de Cinq Jours
American actress Jean Seberg, stars as Claire, a wayward wife, in this routine sex comedy by director Philippe de Broca. Claire's husband is not especially exciting -- he is a button-down civil servant -- and so it is not unusual that she lapse into an affair with Antoine (Jean-Pierre Cassel). There is a serious problem with her choice of a lover, because Antoine happens to be the live-in, "significant other" of Claire's best friend Madeleine (Micheline Presle), a fashion designer. Claire's tangled love life gets worse when Antoine gives every indication he wants to marry her, get a job, and make himself legitimate for once. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

On Guard
This period swashbuckler, set during the years 1699 to 1716, is the seventh screen adaptation of Paul Feval's 1857 serialized novel. Trained in circus stunts and fencing, Lagardere (Daniel Auteuil) becomes the bodyguard of the Duke of Nevers (Vincent Perez), whose cousin is the greedy Gonzague (Luchini). Nevers learns he is a father and plans to marry Blanche de Caylus (Claire Nebout) in order to raise an heir. Gonzague dispatches assassins to kill Nevers, Blanche, and their baby. Dying, Nevers turns the child over to Lagardere, asking him to gain revenge on his killers. The infant is a girl, and Lagardere and the child hide amidst an Italian troupe of actors. Years pass, and the young Aurore (Marie Gillain) grows up believing Lagardere is her father. When the actors arrive in Paris 16 years after Nevers death, Lagardere at last sets the stage for revenge. Swordfight choreography by Michel Carliez, son of the fight expert who trained Jean Marais for the 1959 film of Le Bossu. Shown at the 1997 Acapulco French Film Festival and the 1997 Bastia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean Seberg
    Jean Seberg - Claire
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel
    Jean-Pierre Cassel
  • Micheline Presle
    Micheline Presle - Madeleine
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    François Perier - Georges

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