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The Artist (Blu-Ray) (2011)

Cast: John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, James Cromwell, more...
Director: Michel Hazanavicius, James Canal, David Allen Cluck
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Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre: Comedies, Silent, Silent Comedies, Silent Dramas
Running Time: 100 min.

Synopsis
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies. Other featured performer include James Cromwell, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, Penelope Miller, Missi Pyle, Ed Lauter Michel Hazanavicius' stylistically daring, dialogue-free comedy-drama THE ARTIST stars Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, a matinee idol in Hollywood before the dawn of talkies. His marriage is far from perfect, and one day he meets ambitious chorus girl Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and is smitten. Very quickly thereafter, sound comes to movies, and George sinks all his money into one last epic silent film, while Peppy becomes a star in the new era. John Goodman co-stars as the head of the film studio working with Valentin. THE ARTIST played at both the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.



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