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Aro Recommended La Gueule Ouverte


aka: The Mouth Agape
France 1974, 83 minutes
Dir. Maurice Pialat
In French with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama


Aroview: Devastating drama from dir. Pialat distills autobiographical material into an edifying portrait of terminal illness, and the emotional state of the family members who gather around the deathbed. Like all masterworks, this transcends its outwardly painful appearance to move the viewer in unexpected ways.

NZ International Film Festival 2006

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DVD Features

Includes the following short films and documentary essays by Pialat: Janine (1961); Droles de bobines (Funny Reels, 1957); L `Ombre familiere (The Familiar Shadow, 1958); Bosphore (Bosporus); Byzance (Byzantium); La Corne d`or (The Golden Horn); Istanbul; Maitre Galip (Master Galip); Pehlivan (1964).

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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