Casque D'Or (1952)
Sunday 28th October 2012
Directed by Jacques Becker (Touchez pas au Grisbi) in 1952 and evoking the Belle Epoque period perfectly, Casque D'Or, a story of an ill-fated love affair, is released on Blu-ray by StudioCanal on 5th November 2012.
Set in Paris at the turn of the 19th Century, Casque D'Or follows the love affair between gangster's moll, Marie (Simone Signoret, Room At The Top, Les Diaboliques) and reformed criminal Georges Manda (Serge Reggiani, Les Miserables, The Pianist).
When mob boss, Felix Leca (Claude Dauphin), takes an active interest in their affair, an underworld rivalry ensues leading to a treacherous and tragic end.
Casque D'Or is a classic, poetic tale of doomed romance based on the true-life Leca-Manda scandal. Evoking the Belle Epoque period perfectly and with an unforgettable femme fatale performance from Signoret, Casque D'Or is considered a Becker masterpiece.
- Featurette - 'At the Heart of Emotions - the Legend of Golden Marie'
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.