Altered Innocence

Élisa

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This Partner Label release is distributed through Vinegar Syndrome's sister company OCN Distribution. Vinegar Syndrome had no part in, nor are responsible for, the restoration, extras, quality control or any content(s) of this release. We hope you enjoy our growing roster of Partner Labels and the expertise and curation brought to each release by their dedicated staff!

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This special limited edition slipcover (designed by Pip Carter) is limited to 1,000 units and is only available on our website and at select indie retailers. Absolutely no major retailers will be stocking them.

Altered Innocence has been dedicated to releasing LGBTQ & Coming-of-Age films with an artistic edge since their inception in 2015. With a library of features and shorts from around the world, mixing genre with art-house and everything in between - Altered Innocence is committed to curating an esoteric library that is without peer in the current marketplace. Vinegar Syndrome’s sister company, OCN Distribution, is thrilled to be representing this diverse and unique home video line!

Vanessa Paradis (Knife+Heart) stars as the alienated and angry Marie, living as a smart aleck teenage street hustler, burdened by the rage brought upon by the suicide of her emotionally fragile mother (the titular Élisa as played by Florence Thomassin). Marie’s fury inspires her to track down and kill the man who abandoned her and her mother in the first place – her father Jacques, played by iconic French superstar Gérard Depardieu. What unfolds is a poignant and desperate plea for tolerance and acceptance, where tragedy and angst can unwind and be replaced by forgiveness and love.

directed by: Jean Becker
starring: Vanessa Paradis, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Sekkou Sall, Florence Tomassin
1995 / 115 min / 2.40:1 / French DTS-HD MA 2.0

Additional info:

  • Region A Blu-ray
  • "The Body Isn't the Soul: Isolation, Identity, and Love in Jean Becker's Élisa" A Video Essay by Sally Christie
  • Photo Gallery
  • New Original Trailer
  • Other Trailers
  • English subtitles

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