Video — 1 DVD (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in., 1 videodisc (PAL, 143 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Jourdain is a middle-aged "bourgeois" whose father grew rich as a cloth merchant. The foolish Jourdain now has one aim in life, which is to rise above this middle-class background and be accepted as an aristocrat. To this end, he orders splendid new clothes and is very happy when the tailor's boy mockingly addresses him as "my Lord." He applies himself to learning the gentlemanly arts of fencing, dancing, music and philosophy, despite his age; in doing so he continually manages to make a fool of himself, to the disgust of his hired teachers. ...Madame Jourdain, his intelligent wife, sees that he is making a fool of himself and urges him to return to his previous middle-class life, and to forget all he has learned. A cash-strapped nobleman called Dorante has attached himself to M. Jourdain. He secretly despises Jourdain but flatters his aristocratic dreams."--Wikipedia.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1993.
Video — 2 videocassettes (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
An historical drama concerned with the psychological evolution of the young Lorenzo de' Medici who, to gain the confidence of the ruling despot, adopts--and soon discovers he enjoys--the excesses for which the Medici are famous.