Billy Wilder's great classic in new 2K restoration
In Paris, the private detective Claude Chavasse specializes in cases of adultery. His daughter, Ariane, is fascinated by his work and more particularly by the case of playboy Frank Flannagan. When Ariane overhears a client of her father threatening to kill Flannagan, she runs to warn him of the danger that awaits him. When the jealous client arrives at the hotel, he finds the millionaire in the company of Ariane and not his unfaithful wife. Intrigued, Flannagan arranges a date with her the next afternoon…
Wonderfully combining cynicism and romanticism, wacky comedy and sentimental drama, Ariane marks the start of a fruitful collaboration between Billy Wilder and screenwriter IAL Diamond ( Some Like It Hot, Irma la Douce ) bringing together a trio of genius actors and exceptional (Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn and Maurice Chevalier). Available in its new and superb 2K restoration, Ariane is a pinnacle of sophisticated modernity in Wilder's career, here more provocative than ever!
Ariadne by Billy Wilder
(1957 – Black & White – 130 mins - VOST + VF)
New 2K Restoration
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD) *
. ARIANE, SHOOTING REPORTS (26 mins)
By NT Binh, filmmaker, film critic and journalist. A journey through the paper and photo archives of the film Ariadne at the Cinémathèque française, or how these precious documents still provide information on the film more than 60 years after its theatrical release.
. THROUGH ARIANE (26 mins)
In the heart of the archives of the Cinémathèque française, NT Binh looks back on the genesis of Ariane and the direct influences of Billy Wilder, while developing an analysis around the cut scenes of the film discovered according to the annotated scenario.
. MAGNIFICENT COMPLICITY (9 mins)
Hubert de Givenchy talks about his meeting with Audrey Hepburn and their collaboration.
. ORIGINAL TRAILER
*in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version / French Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles Format 1.85 respected • Black & White • Length of Film: 130 mins
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version / French Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
1.85 format respected • 16/9 4/3 compatible • Black & White • Film length: 125 mins
Also available in the NOVEMBER PACK
Released November 18, 2020