The Fire Within (1963) - (The Criterion Collection - #430) [DVD9] 
A Film By Louis Malle
1 Original Dual-Layer DVD VIDEO_TS Folder = 7.5 Gb | Complete Scans (300 dpi): 11.5 MB | 100 Mb RARs | RS
Classic/Art House | 1.66:1 | Black and White | French Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 108 min
After garnering international acclaim for such seminal crowd-pleasers as The Lovers and Zazie dans le métro, Louis Malle gave his fans a shock with The Fire Within (Le feu follet), a penetrating study of individual and social inertia. Maurice Ronet (Elevator to the Gallows), in an implosive, haunted performance, plays Alain Leroy, a self-destructive writer who resolves to kill himself and spends the next twenty-four hours trying to reconnect with a host of wayward friends. Unsparing in its portrait of Alain’s inner turmoil and shot with remarkable clarity, The Fire Within is one of Malle’s darkest and most personal films.