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  Le Départ

le depart
HRKCD 8338

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A FIRST-TIME WORLD EXCLUSIVE!   Krzysztof (Christopher) Komeda, despite his death in 1969, still has a world-wide following amongst film music and jazz aficionados. 

One of his best know compositions is the music for  his long-time collaborator and fellow Pole, Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” (Available on Harkit CD HRKCD 8135).  His work here is available together, for the FIRST TIME ON CD for two films, by Polish director, Jerzy Skolimowski (also a friend of Polanski).  Le Départ was shot in Belgium and starred Jean-Pierre Léaud and tells the story of a young boy who dreams of entering a car race—but has no car!

The soundtrack in many ways is an integral part of  the film as it truly forms part of the action and therefore propels it along.  Coupled with this, is Komeda’s assured and highly original score for an earlier Polish picture called Barriera, a darkly humorous and cynical view of Polish post-war life.  The director’s work is highly acclaimed, and the booklet for this release features an in-depth illustrated essay on his work.             

Text is in both English and Japanese.

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1. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART-1 17. MEDICAL LATIN
2. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART -2
18. MATCHBOX IN THE MOUTH
3. REVITAILLMENT EN ESSENCE 19. HALLUCINATION - 1
4. UN QUARELLE SUR LA ROUTE 20. HALLUCINATION - 2
5. LE SCOOTER ET LE TRAMWAY 21. THE SABRE
6. SALON DE L’AUTO 22. THE PRIZE IS WON
7. LE DÉPART 23. TRAM DRIVER
8. LES TRUCKS DU MOROIR 24. RESTAURANT - 1
9. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART -3 25. RESTAURANT - 2
10. LE DÉFILE 26. TOO LATE FOR THE DANCE
11. CHAQUE HEURE EST UN DÉPART -4 27. THE CROWD
12. FAIRE DE LAVOITURE AVEC MADAME 28. THE MATADOR
13. UN VOL DE LA VOLTURE 29. STORE WINDOW MANNEQUINS
14. MARC ET MICHELE 30. RESTAURANT - 3
15. LE DÉPART FINAL 31. HALLELUJAH
16. LATIN CHANT 32. BARRIERA