Re: Lacombe Lucien
Thu, 9 May 1996 10:41:58 -0400

Dear Becky,

I don't know the French distributor you're looking for, but I found Lacombe
Lucien very easily a year and a half ago, it was all over Paris - I bought it
for approximately $10 at a Woolworth type store in one of the poorer suburbs
outside of Paris, believe it or not. If you pick up a copy of the magazine
Cahier du Cinema (there's several stores downtown that carry it, and I can't
imagine that the library or the film dept doesn't subscribe), I would think
that just about any of the mail order places would have it. Warning, the
quality was average, it's unsubtitled, and it's in SECAM, and of course
there copyright qualms. There might be a better video - and subtitled - of it
in England (same thing basically, get a copy of Sight & Sound and look for a
mail order place). Louis Malle owned the rights himself to the film by the
way, so I guess Candice does now. It's been out of distribution in the US for
some time now.

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
(212) 865-7449