Blue Underground is proud to present the one-of-a-kind viewing experience of Quiet Days in Clichy. Back in 1970, controversial Danish artist Jens Jørgen Thorsen tackled the impossible – translating author Henry Miller’s semi-autobiographical novella Quiet Days in Clichy to the big screen.
In it, he captures the youthful spirit and liberated sexuality Miller experienced in his Bohemian days as an expat in Paris, portraying an American writer Joey and his French pal Carl sharing an apartment in the Parisian district of Clichy. While both men are broke and starving, it is no deterrent to their pursuit of desire for sexual adventures.
Filmed in the French new-wave style of Godard and amplified by an original soundtrack by Woodstock favorite “Country Joe” McDonald, Quiet Days in Clichy is not for those offended by Joey and Carl’s uninhibited sexual escapades.
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A European hit, when Quiet Days in Clichy made its way to the United States it was quickly seized by authorities, claiming it to be nothing more than obscene, pornographic filth, citing some of its sexually explicit moments. After protracted litigation against the government by its’ US distributor, the film was eventually cleared, but mysteriously became lost. But now, more than 50 years later, Blue Underground has resurrected this important “adults only” classic, presenting it in a brand-new restoration, scanned in 4K 16-bit from its recently discovered uncut & uncensored original 35mm fine-grain negative.
The new 4K UHD release of Quiet Days in Clichy hits shelves on October 25, 2022.