New on DVD: Les Enfants Du Paradis, Jeff Who Lives At Home

20th September, 2012

Les Enfants Du Paradis [PG, 7+, Re-issue]
Running Time: 190 mins
Year Produced: 1987
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Francine Racette, Philippe Morier-Genoud

During the Second World War, a new student called Jean joins a Catholic boarding school in Nazi-occupied France. His roommate Julien is suspicious of him at first, but the two boys - who are both lonely and find it hard to fit in - soon become friends. However, Julien discovers some secrets about Jean that eventually lead to tragedy. This is a moving story of friendship, kindness and betrayal. With English subtitles.

Related Films: Camile, Gone With The Wind, La Regle du Jeu, Lola Montes, A Woman In Paris

Top Cat - The MovieJeff Who Lives At Home
[15, 14+]
Running Time: 83 mins
Year Produced: 2012
Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Cast: Susan Sarandon, Judy Greer, Jason Segel, Ed Helms

Jason Segel plays Jeff, a 30-year-old basement-dwelling slacker who is, to be kind, something of an underachiever. His go-getting (at least in his own eyes) brother has his own problem: a possibly unfaithful wife. And their mum has more than two unhappy boys on her hands, with secret, admiring messages popping up on her work computer. This follows the by-now familiar figure of the “man-who-won’t-grow-up”, but instead of celebrating immaturity, the warm and quirky comedy looks at the difficulties of responsibility, whatever age you are, and the desire to avoid the pain associated with growing up.

Related Films: Tiny Furniture, The Graduate, Lars and the Real Girl, Young Adult, The Royal Tenenbaums

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