THE LEGENDARY CITROËN EXPEDITION FILMED BY THE DIRECTOR OF PARIS STUDIES
Financed by André Citroën, the expedition of the Mission Citroën Center-Asia, the Yellow Cruise, must link Beirut to Beijing in half-track vehicles. A first group led by Georges-Marie Haardt left Lebanon on April 4, 1931 to find a second group halfway from Beijing led by Victor Point. Forty men, including scientists and doctors, will travel thirty thousand kilometers across the Middle and Far East, braving bad weather, mechanical failures and political conflicts...
Poet and adventurer filmmaker, author of the highly acclaimed Études sur Paris , André Sauvage was hired to film this extraordinary epic for both scientific and promotional purposes. This incredible cinematographic testimony allows us to follow the adventures of a long and difficult expedition through which unfolds all the beauty and diversity of the landscapes, people and cultures encountered. A unique adventure, available for the first time on Combo Blu-ray™ + DVD in its splendid 2K augmented restoration of The Cinematographic Adventure of the Yellow Cruise , an exceptional book designed in collaboration with the Sauvage family and the Heritage Department of the CNC.
THE YELLOW CRUISE by André Sauvage
(1932 - Black & White - 98 mins)
A BLU-RAY™ BOX + DVD + EXCEPTIONAL LIMITED EDITION BOOK
/ THE FILM
New 2K restoration
Blu-ray & DVD editions
/ THE BOOK
Thanks to the archives deposited by André Sauvage's family and the research and reconstruction work carried out by Béatrice de Pastre (deputy director of cinematographic heritage and director of collections at the CNC) with the support of Éric Le Roy (head of the Access, promotion and enrichment of the CNC's collections), The Cinematographic Adventure of the Yellow Cruise compiles André Sauvage's precious travel notes in the form of correspondence that the filmmaker sends to his wife Alice. A veritable logbook illustrated with two rich notebooks made up of photos and exclusive archives, this 396-page book offers an atypical travelogue, like the prodigious Yellow Cruise expedition.
. THE OTHER CRUISE OF ANDRÉ SAUVAGE (2022 – Black & White – 109 mn) – Blu-ray™ exclusive –
This unpublished video document shows all the cinematographic collection work carried out by the team commissioned by Pathé-Natan through the restitution of images, many of them unpublished, assembled following the chronology of the trip and identified thanks to the notes of filmmaker's work and other archives.
. 7 SHORTS
. IN THE ANNAMITE BUSH (1936 – B&W – 25 mn)
. AFGHANISTAN (1938 – B&W – 14 mn)
. PERSIA (1938 – B&W – 14 mins)
. INDOCHINESE IMAGES (1939 – B&W – 18 mn)
. THE YELLOW CRUISE (SHORT VERSION) (1971 – B&W – 18 mn)
These five short films complete the story of the Yellow Cruise expedition and plunge the viewer into the Annamese bush and the remote regions of Afghanistan, Persia and Indochina, to meet the population.
. VIEWS OF BOIS-DES-PRÈS – SUMMER 1977 (1977 – Colors – 9 mn – Silent)
. CHEZ ANDRÉ SAUVAGE, PAINTER, MUSICIAN, WRITER (1977 – Colors – 8 mn – Silent)
These two new short films offer a colorful immersion in the intimacy of André Sauvage, multiple artist.
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
French version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • 1.37 format respected • Black & White
Film length: 98 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • NTSC • MPEG-2 ENCODING
French version Dolby Digital 1.0 • 1.33 format respected • 4/3 • Black & White
Film length: 98 mins
Released on December 6, 2022