Verite, La (BLU-RAY)
Beautiful, troubled Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) came to bohemian Paris to escape the suffocation of provincial life, only to wind up in a courtroom, accused of a terrible crime: the murder of her lover (Sami Frey). As the trial commences and the lawyers begin tangling over Dominique’s fate, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Oscar-nominated La vérité delves into her past, reconstructing her struggle to find a foothold in the city. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of an impulsive young woman misunderstood and mistreated by those around her, and of her ultimately tragic affair with an up-and-coming conductor. With an astonishing performance by Bardot, Clouzot’s affecting and intricately constructed film—a huge late-career success for the French master—renders a harsh verdict against a hypocritical and moralistic society.
Restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment in partnership with The Film Foundation and RT Features.
- New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Le scandale Clouzot, a sixty-minute documentary from 2017 on director Henri-Georges Clouzot
- Interview from 1960 with Clouzot
- Interview with actor Brigitte Bardot from the 1982 documentary Brigitte Bardot telle qu’elle
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau