L'amour à mort [videorecording] / scénario, Jean Gruault ; une co-production Philippe Dussart s.a.r.l., Les Films Ariane, Films A2, avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie et du Ministère de la Culture ; un film produit par Philippe Dussart ; réalisation, Alain Resnais.

Video/Projected medium
Brooklyn, NY : KimStim, c2007.
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Library of Congress genre(s)
KimStim collection [More in this series]
Summary note
"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other, ' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."--Www.dvdtimes.co.uk.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Creation/​Production credits
Music, Hans Werner Henze ; cinematography, Sacha Vierny ; editing, Albert Jurgenson, Jean-Pierre Besnard.
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital; original aspect ratio (2.35:1); enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
Sabine Azéma, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi, André Dussolier, Jean Dasté.
Language note
In French with optional subtitles in English.
Title on DVD menu
  • Love unto death
Publisher no.
Universal Product Code
  • 698452205731
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