Michael Cimino's first film (The Gate of Heaven ) with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges!
New 2K restoration
A country pastor is shot by an unknown gunman in the middle of his homily. This is John Doherty, alias the Canardeur, a repentant robber, famous for his handling of the 20 mm cannon. His former accomplices seek to kill him, mistakenly believing that the latter vanished a few years earlier with the money from a heist. In his escape, the Canardeur meets the young and fiery Pied-de-biche, who quickly takes a liking to him...
The first film by Michael Cimino ( La Porte du paradis ), Le Canardeur inherits as much from the work of John Ford for its large spaces as from that, drier, of Sam Peckinpah. In the heart of Montana, Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges camp an unforgettable duo of crooks. Both a road movie and a heist film, Le Canardeur is an exceptional film, available for the first time in its restored 2K version!
(1974 – Colors – 110 mins)
new 2K restoration
. FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHARACTERS (28 mins)
In an exclusive audio interview, Michael Cimino retraces the genesis of Le Canardeur , his relationship with Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, respectively No. 1 box office star and young actor with a bright future, and gives us some personal thoughts on cinema.
. HIDDEN IRONY (28 mins) an analysis by Jean Douchet
“I never start writing a screenplay with an idea. I only start writing with an idea of the character. Cimino is right, except his characters reflect 1970s America.
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
Released November 19, 2014