Two new titles from First Run

Two new titles from First Run

Two new titles are coming from First Run this April; Merci Pour Le Chocolat and Fire on the Mountain both make their debuts.

Merci Pour Le Chocolat, his 48th feature film, is vintage Claude Chabrol: intricate plots wend their way through the elegant homes of several well-heeled French-Swiss, in the environs of Lausanne, Switzerland. Isabelle Huppert stars as Mika, the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of a company than manufactures Swiss chocolate; Jacques Dutronc is Andre, her suave, concert pianist husband whose first wife died years ago in a mysterious car accident. How is it that Andre’s teenage son has no musical talent, while the stunning Jeanne, who shares his birthday, is already a world-class pianist? And why does Huppert insist that everyone sip the hot chocolate she prepares so faithfully each evening?

The disc will be presented in widescreen with an introduction by director Claude Chabrol, the original French theatrical trailer and a photo gallery.

In Fire on the Mountain, the goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America’s only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy’s Riva Ridge – where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler’s troops – Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.

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