THE MASTERPIECE OF LEE HSING, "GODFATHER OF TAIWANESE CINEMA"
The only heir to his family, nurtured by his grandmother since childhood, Pei Gang became a tyrant and a bully as an adult. After committing three cold-blooded murders, he is arrested and sentenced to death. His execution is scheduled for the following fall, as tradition demands. His grandmother has less than a year to move heaven and earth and free her grandson. As the hope of an acquittal grows increasingly distant, she will ensure that Pei Gang conceives an heir to carry on the family line...
A sublime period drama, Execution in the Fall offers a poignant moral reflection on guilt and redemption. A central figure in Taiwanese cinema since the 1960s, Lee Hsing builds a bridge between the West and the East with his humanism worthy of a Victor Hugo, coupled with Confucian philosophy and spirituality. In this story of great finesse punctuated by the passage of time, the characters gradually reveal their complexity and their suffering. Available for the 1st time on Blu-ray™ and DVD in its new 2K restoration, Execution in the Fall is a remarkable work about coming to terms with one's past deeds and their bitter consequences.
AUTUMN EXECUTION by Lee Hsing
(1972 - Colors - 92 mins)
New 2K restoration
Original version with French subtitles
Blu-ray or DVD edition
Unreleased on Blu-ray and DVD
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD*)
. ANTI-REBELLION (26 mins)
“Lee Hsing, who is this cantor of Confucianism, has made Execution in the Fall the film of his dreams and his Confucian ideal. » An unpublished interview with Wafa Ghermani, a specialist in Taiwanese cinema.
. RESTORATION TRAILER
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
BD 50 • HIGH DEFINITION MASTER • 1080/23.98p • AVC ENCODING
Original Version DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 • French Subtitles
Format 2.35 respected • Colors • Duration of the Film: 100 mn
DVD 9 • NEW RESTORED MASTER • PAL • MPEG-2 ENCODING
Original Version Dolby Digital 1.0 • French Subtitles
2.35 format respected • 16/9 compatible 4/3 • Colors • Film length: 96 mins
Released June 7, 2022