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Louis Malle unveiled the natural beauty of Jeanne Moreau in his breakthrough, Elevator to the Gallows. With his follow-up, the scandalous smash The Lovers (Les amants), he made her a star once and for all. A deeply felt and luxuriously filmed fairy tale for grown-ups, perched on the edge between classical and New Wave cinemas, The Lovers presents Moreau as a restless bourgeois wife whose eye wanders from both her husband and her lover to an attractive passing stranger (Jean-Marc Bory). Thanks to its frank sexuality, The Lovers caused quite a stir, being censored and attacked for obscenity around the world. If today its shock has worn off, its glistening sensuality and seductive storytelling havenít aged a day.

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Special Features * New, restored high-definition digital transfer of the complete, uncensored version * Selection of archival interviews with Louis Malle, actors Jeanne Moreau and Josť Luis de Villalonga, and writer Louise de Vilmorin * Gallery of promotional material from the U.S. theatrical release * New and improved English subtitle translation * PLUS: A new essay by film historian Ginette Vincendeau

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