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La Vie De Jesus (Masters of Cinema Series) in July

Eureka Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of Bruno Dumont’s La Vie De Jesus (The Life of Jesus) as part of their Masters of Cinema Series on 21st July 2008 priced at £19.99. Bruno Dumont’s debut feature presents life’s brutality and exhilaration played out by turns within the quarters of a tiny Flemish country town.

Freddy and Marie (played by David Douche and Marjorie Cottreel) are two teenagers with their futures uncertain and their present undefined. They ride motorbikes, they have sex — communication like any other sort. But in their hometown of Bailleul in Flanders, where news from the world-at-large disappears just as quickly as it drifts in, death proves to be inescapable, and decidedly permanent. As the film’s powerful climax unfolds, the viewer will come away with his or her own interpretation of how the life of Christ has figured into the story of Freddy and Marie — a contemplation on the magnitude of mercy.

Winner of the prestigious BFI Sutherland Trophy, Camera d’Or at Cannes, the Prix Jean Vigo, European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards, amongst many others, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Bruno Dumont’s feature debut for the first time on home video in the UK in a director-approved edition.

Features include:

  • New anamorphic 2.35:1 transfer in the original aspect ratio
  • New and improved optional English subtitles
  • Original French trailer
  • Full-colour 40-page booklet including a lengthy interview with Dumont on the making of the film, and Dumont’s work-notes created during production, in new English translations.

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