$16.95 + $3.99 shipping
In Stock. Sold by Eli 2000

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$16.95
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: buythebooksllc15
Add to Cart
$17.00
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: vedette10
Add to Cart
$19.99
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: retrolink-2
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • The Elegant Criminal [VHS]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

The Elegant Criminal [VHS]


List Price: $19.98
Price: $16.95 + $3.99 shipping
You Save: $3.03 (15%)
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Eli 2000.
6 new from $16.95 12 used from $1.34 3 collectible from $6.95
Amazon Price New from Used from
VHS Tape
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$16.95
$16.95 $1.34
$16.95 + $3.99 shipping Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Eli 2000.


Product Details

  • Actors: Daniel Auteuil, Jean Poiret, Jacques Weber, François Périer, Geneviève Casile
  • Directors: Francis Girod
  • Writers: Francis Girod, Georges Conchon
  • Producers: Ariel Zeitoun
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Subtitles: English
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • VHS Release Date: October 13, 1997
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302627060
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,882 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Suspense

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rsoonsa on September 26, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
Pierre Francois Lacenaire became, during a short period prior to his death in 1836, the most renowned person in France and, as this film opens, he is seen within his comfortable and spacious prison cell the eve of his rendezvous with the guillotine, as he hosts final visitors. Adroitly portrayed by Daniel Auteuil, Lacenaire scandalised Paris at his trial for murder due to a display of keen elocutive talents that, in association with his attack of Catholicism based apparently upon his experiences as student in a Jesuit school, and his obvious and complete lack of moral health, kept his countrymen of all classes in captivation. Director Francis Girod, by polished employment of flashbacks, plaits the episodic structure of the scenario into a consistently interesting portrait of Lacenaire, who patterned his life's actions after those of the infamous criminal (later chief of police) Eugene Francois Vidocq. The memoirs of Lacenaire, reprinted in 1952, are the framework for this well-produced work, and they attempt to account for his sociopathic behaviour as, despite his being raised in a comfortable bourgeois environment, the flawed youth established early on a primary goal being his suicide through the commission of homicide, although an inherent distaste of violence was his principle for utilization of henchmen to assist in the performance of his crimes. Dostoevsky, beguiled by Lacenaire's outrageous acts, eventually modelled Raskolnikov after him in "Crime And Punishment", and this film mentions in passing other writers who were entertained by the 36 year old murderer while he was jailed, among whom was Prosper Merimee, author of the novella "Carmen", basis of Bizet's opera.Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
It's a well made film but the gay subject matter may be offensive to non politically correct viewers. Pass this one up.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Tejmar on September 12, 2010
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
THIS IS A GREAT MOVIE. A SPEECH IN FRENCH THAT REQUIRES NO SUB TITLE TO UNDERSTAND. ALSO A VERY INTERESTING IDEA.....
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jae on December 29, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Not a light movie to watch; it is morbid yet funny and well-acted. Love it!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Eli 2000 Privacy Statement Eli 2000 Shipping Information Eli 2000 Returns & Exchanges