"An admirable staging." Francois Truffaut
Me Anthony Keane is in charge of the defense of Maddalena Paradine, accused of having poisoned her rich blind husband. In town, the lawyer and his wife Gay form a close-knit and complicit couple, exchanging their points of view on current affairs. Their daily life will quickly be turned upside down when he meets Mrs. Paradine. Me Keane immediately falls in love with his attractive client, who will persuade him of her innocence...
The ultimate collaboration between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and producer David O. Selznick, The Paradine Trial is a captivating trial film teeming with a thousand formal finds. Alongside the legal intrigue, the story explores the Hitchcockian theme of a man's (Gregory Peck) obsession with a “femme fatale”, embodied by the bewitching Alida Valli. A great little-known work by the "master of suspense", to be found in its sublime restored version!
THE PARADINE TRIAL
(1947 – B&W – 114 mins)
new HD restoration
. REMINISCENCES (16 mins)
Interview and analysis of Laurent Bouzereau, filmmaker and author of numerous books, including Hitchcock: Evidence .
. HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (24 mins)
The film deciphered by Hitchcock and Truffaut during their famous interviews, plus an unpublished afterword by director Nicolas Saada.
* in HD on the Blu-ray version
Released September 12, 2018