Small Change

Small Change

DVD (Wide Screen / Mono / Dolby 5.1)

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An honestly delightful movie that realistically portrays the joys and pains of childhood, Small Change is a welcome addition to any DVD collection. This MGM Home Entertainment release returns the classic François Truffaut movie to its original widescreen aspect ratio, but the transfer wasn't done in the superior anamorphic process. This will make a difference when high-definition television becomes the norm, though this DVD will still play and look good on high-definition systems. The return to widescreen is still a welcome improvement, and the film print, which shows some signs of wear and tear, is itself in better shape than on previous video releases. Truffaut's design for the movie combines documentary-style realism with a subtle but firm command and a slowly evolving narrative thread. This is the kind of movie where the viewer doesn't notice or think about the hand of the director, but Truffaut is in very firm control throughout and he earned amazingly non-mannered performances from a squadron of infants, kids, and adolescents in the process. The mono audio track has been transferred to Dolby Digital 2.0 and comes in the original French language track, as well as English and Spanish ones. Likewise, the disc is subtitled in all three languages. World cinema lost Truffaut to cancer in 1984 and there are no extras on this budget-priced disc. American director Wes Anderson selected this wonderful movie for a popular series in the New York Times in order to discuss how Truffaut inspired and influenced his own, often very different, approach to filmmaking.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/2001
UPC: 0027616858023
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:45:00

Special Features

French mono; Spanish mono; English, French, and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Geary Desmouceaux Patrick
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-Francois Richet
Philippe Goldman Julien
Sylvie Grezel Sylvie
Pascale Bruchon Martine
Chantal Mercier Chantal
Nicole Felix Mother
René Barnerias M. Desmouceaux
Marcel Berbert Headteacher
Corinne Boucart Corinne
Yvon Boutina Oscar as an Adult
Jean-Marie Carayon Sylvia's Father
Kathy Carayon Sylvia's Mother
Annie Chevaidonné Nurse
Frank DeLuca Himself
Francis Devlaeminck Mons. Riffle
Michel Dissart M. Lomay
Monique Dury Florist
Richard Golfier Himself
Little Gregory Himself
Paul Heyraud M. Deluca
Christian Lentretien M. Goifier
Jane Lobre Actor
Thi Loan Nguyen His Wife
Christine Pelle Mme. Leciou
Roland Thénot Librarian
Tania Torrens Nadine Riffle
Vincent Touly Caretaker
Eva Truffaut Patricia
Claudio Deluca Mathieu Deluca
Laurent Devlaeminck Laurent Riffle
Bruno Staab Bruno Rouillard
Virginie Thevenet Lydia Richel
François Truffaut Martine's Father
Laura Truffaut Madeleine Doinel

Technical Credits
François Truffaut Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Roger Corman Producer
Yan Dedet Editor
Monique Dury Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierre-Wiliam Glenn Cinematographer
Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko Art Director
Thi Loan Nguyen Makeup
Suzanne Schiffman Screenwriter
Charles Trénet Score Composer,Songwriter

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Intro/Title [3:53]
2. School Days [5:04]
3. The New Kid [7:08]
4. Plays Well With Others [7:26]
5. Inquiring Young Mind [8:08]
6. Bored On Sunday [5:09]
7. Hungry! [5:43]
8. At The Movies [9:50]
9. Among Educators [2:16]
10. Antisocial Behavior [11:31]
11. The Pick-Up Artists [7:36]
12. The New Baby [12:26]
13. Jullien's Secret [6:17]
14. Social Injustice 101 [6:10]
15. The Kissing Game [5:18]
16. End Credits [1:10]

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