Available on DVD for the very first time, this special edition box set features two uniquely different but equally captivating visions of Jacques Rivette's acclaimed LA BELLE NOISEUSE - the award winning 4 hour version and the 2 hour 'Divertimento' cut, composed entirely of alternate takes and scenes. Jacques Rivette's award winning, critically acclaimed film stars Michel Piccoli in one of his finest performances as an artist who, ten years previously, abandoned his masterpiece entitled, LA BELLE NOISEUSE (The Beautiful Troublemaker), a painting of his wife (Jane Birkin). When he encounters the beautiful and fascinating Marianne (Emmanuelle Béart), he is inspired to return to the unfinished canvas, using her as his new model. But disturbing tensions develop as the work progresses and the reasons for the painting's original rejection begin to surface. SPECIAL FEATURES: Three disc set including interviews with Jacques Rivette and co-writers Pascal Bonitzer and Christine Laurent.
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