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L'important C'est D'aimer (1975) [Special Edition]


Andrzej Zulawski’s L’important C’est D’aimer (The Important Thing Is To Love) is a film of dishevelled lyricism, bursting with noise and anger; an insane storm-tainted flamboyant opera; a visual symphony with apocalyptic emphasis featuring sleaze-bags, clowns, drop-outs, wimps, bastards, and “puppet shows depicting lives of complete scoundrels” and “ruined careers.” Where some people will see nothing but a graphic canvas of pain, horror and a bloody parade of violence, others who analyze the darkness will see a call for compassion. This is the story of a fragile woman, Nadine Chevalier, who supports her failure-obsessed companion to the bitter end, and who meets a photographer weighed down by remorse. This vibrant and captivating cinema of art, music and sound is down to the genius of Zulawski, and his sensual and sentimental power of evocation, which together create something which reflects the deep and perhaps unconfessed anxiety inside every one of us. It is, as Dostoyevsky said at the end of ‘Crime and Punishment,’ “the story of a generation.”
César Awards, France:
- Best Actress: Romy Schneider
César Awards, France:
- Best Editing: Christiane Lack
- Best Production Design: Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko

MONDO VISION presents the first ever North American release of Andrzej Zulawski's L'Important C'est D'aimer (The Important Thing Is To Love, 1975) in a gorgeous new transfer UNCUT & Fully Uncensored with all new English Subtitles Supervised By Director Andrzej Zulawski.

  • Digitally Restored High Definition Transfer Mastered For Progressive Scan (Approved by Director Andrzej Zulawski)
  • Feature Length Audio Commentary With Director Andrzej Zulawski And Writer Daniel Bird
  • Video Interview With Director Andrzej Zulawski
  • Theatrical Trailer
  •  Image Gallery

24-page Booklet Featuring a Newly-Written Essay by Daniel Bird

    Technical Notes:
    L'Important C'est D'aimer is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.66:1 and original Mono French soundtrack as intended by Andrzej Zulawski. After evaluating the quality of the provided materials, Mondo Vision cooperated with Director Andrzej Zulawski to return the film to its original appearance as closely as possible. In addition to color correction, many instances of dirt, dust and scratches have been painstakingly removed by hand. Simply put, the film has never looked this good since its theatrical premier in 1975! This Dual Layer disc has been transferred and encoded using a high-frequency process which preserves as much of the detail and texture from the original film as is possible on the NTSC DVD format.


    Technical Details:

    Run Time: 1 Hr. 53 Mins.
    Audio: Original French Mono, English Dub, German Dub
    Subtitles: English (optional, in White or Yellow)
    Format: 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

    Disc Type: Double-Layer DVD-9

    UPC: 837654037904

    Catalog#: MVSE002

    Case Type: Digipak with Hardcover Slipcase

    type: DVD by: MONDO VISION
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