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François Truffaut
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Date of Birth: Feb 6, 1932

Country: France

Biography: François began to assiduously go to the movies at 7. He was also a great reader but not a good pupil. He left school at 14 and started working. In 1947, aged 15, he founded a film club and met André Bazin, a French critic. In 1953, he published his first movie critiques in Les Cahiers du Cinema. Truffaut was the most popular and successful French film director ever. His main themes were passion, women, childhood and faithfulness.

Total Titles at Criticker: 39 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (27) | Writer (24) | Actor (11)
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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut\'s 1966 book \"Cinema According to Hitchcock\" influenced their work. (imdb)
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To Be… A Classic (2012)
To Be… A Classic (2012) - Direct-to-Video
Film historian/professor at UCLA Janet Bergstrom and Positif journalist N.T. Bihn discuss To Be or Not to Be and Ernst Lubitsch’s career and legacy. The featurette also contains archival footage with Francois Truffaut and Claude Berri.
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Deux de la Vague (2009)
A rather condensed documentary about the friendship that developed between Godard and Truffaut, their years at Cahiers du Cinema and influence on the French New Wave, the history of their films and their relationship with Jean-Pierre Léaud, and ultimately, their eventual (and eventful) falling-out.
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François Truffaut, une autobiographie (2004)
Truffaut kept everything, from notes made on bits of paper to the numerous drafts of each of his scripts, and photographs of those dear to him. This «autobiography» sets out to highlight the director's recurrent themes, as they appear in film after film: childhood, apprenticeship, the conflictual relationships between men and women, death. The film leaves commentary to those, including a number of figures, who knew him well, in his work, in his life and for whom he was a source of admiration.
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The Little Thief (1988)
In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette Dargelos, a photographer and fellow prisoner) help her learn from her mistakes. (imdb)
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Breathless (1983)
Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man... (imdb)
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Confidentially Yours (1983)
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers that Marie-Christine Vercel, Julien's wife, was Massoulier's mistress, Julien is very suspected. But his secretary, Barbara Becker, while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations... (imdb)
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The Woman Next Door (1981)
Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion of Bernard and Mathilde, who had a passionate love affair years ago. The relationship revives... A somber study of human feelings. (imdb)
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The Last Metro (1980)
In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs. (imdb)
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Love on the Run (1979)
Antoine Doinel is now more than thirty. He divorces from Christine. He is a proofreader, and is in love with Sabine, a record seller. Colette, his teenager love, is now a lawyer. She buys Antoine's first published autobiographical novel. They meet again in a station... (imdb)
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The Green Room (1978)
A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago... (imdb)
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
A line worker, after a encounter with UFO's, feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (imdb)
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The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
Many women are attending Bertrand Morane's burial. They are all the ones that 40 years old engineer loved. Flashback : Bertrand's life and love affairs, told by himself while writing an autobiographical novel. A film about the love relationships, the need to charm and the literary creation. (imdb)
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Small Change (1976)
In the town of Thiers, summer of 1976, teachers and parents give their children skills, love, and attention... (imdb)
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This documentary of legendary filmmaker Nicholas Ray, the mastermind behind seminal American films such as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Johnny Guitar," centers around the director's work as a film professor in an upstate New York college.
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The Story of Adele H. (1975)
Halifax, 1863. A young woman, miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, whom she is madly in love with... (imdb)
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Day for Night (1973)
The shooting of "Je vous presente Pamela" (may I introduce Pamela) begins. This is the story of an english married wife falling in love and running away with the father of her French husband (imdb)
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Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me (1972)
Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and her husband Clovis. She tells Stanislas her life and her love affairs... (imdb)
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Two English Girls (1971)
At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. (imdb)
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The Wild Child (1970)
In a French forest in 1798, a child is found who can not walk, speak, read or write. A doctor becomes interested in the child and patiently attempts to civilize him.
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Bed & Board (1970)
Antoine Doinel is now 26. He married Christine, who teaches the violin. They will have a baby. In a new job, Antoine meets Kyoto, a Japanese woman, and falls in love with her. They have a love affair. Christine discovers it and Antoine leaves the house... (imdb)
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Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Louis Mahe is a tobacco planter at Reunion Island. He is waiting for Julie Roussel to marry her. He only knows her by mail. The woman that comes does not like the picture he got, but he marries her anyway. Soon, she flees with Louis' money. She was not the real Julie Roussel but Marion. Louis tries to find her... Another Truffaut's film about passion. (imdb)
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The Bride Wore Black (1968)
Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by his mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her... (imdb)
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Stolen Kisses (1968)
Antoine Doinel joined the army but has just been discharged. The film tells his reunion with Christine Darbon (imdb)
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Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (imdb)
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Carl Th. Dreyer (1966)
At the world premiere of "Gertrud" in Paris, December 1964, Dreyer is greeted by many celebrities of the French cinema: Clouzot, Langlois, Truffaut, Godard, Anna Karina. Afterwards Dreyer delivers short comments on the style of each of his films. (imdb)
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The Soft Skin (1964)
Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her. (imdb)
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Mata Hari, agent H21 (1964)
Dutch woman Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, better known during World War I as Mata Hari, is both an exotic Javanese dancer and a mysterious German spy. One night, after a performance, Mata Hari learns that her next assignment is to attend a society party, where she will meet French Captain François Lasalle. He will be carrying an attaché case containing classified secret documents. She is to seduce Lasalle and lure him back to her apartment, so that the vital documents can be stolen.
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Los 4 Golpes (1962)
Los 4 Golpes (1962) - Short Film
A playful look on filming a murder scene.
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Love at Twenty (1962)
Several internationally known directors contributed to this generally adept and compelling series of five brief vignettes on love and its many ramifications. (All Movie Guide)
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Jules and Jim (1962)
Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.
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Antoine et Colette (1962)
Antoine and Colette is the second film -- a short -- in François Truffaut's series about Antoine Doinel. Catches up with Antoine Doinel as a solitary 17-year-old who works at Phillips manufacturing LPs to support himself. He meets Colette, a high-school student, at a concert and falls in love for the first time. The film traces his awkward courtship of the icy Colette, who never reciprocates.
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Une histoire d
A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a young man in a car offers her a lift. They drive around in circles, trying to find a way out of the area, but all ways are blocked by the water. (IMDB)
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Breathless (1960)
A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him. (imdb)
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Tire-au-flanc 62 (1960)
Jean Lerat de la Grignotière is as full of himself as his name is long. Heeding (somewhat reluctantly to be true) the call of the Motherland he goes to the barracks where he is to accomplish his military duty. Posted to Corporal Bourrache's platoon he is surprised to meet there...Joseph, his own servant. Making blunder after blunder Jean gets hazed by his comrades and punished by his officers while Joseph's adaptation to military life is as smooth as can be. (imdb)
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Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brothers, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest (imdb)
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The 400 Blows (1959)
Antoine Doinel is a Parisian adolescent. His parents do not show much interest in him. He skips school to go to the movies and play with his friends. He discovers his mother has a lover (imdb)
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Les Mistons (1957)
Les Mistons (1957) - Short Film
During the hot summer, 5 kids, "Les Mistons", spy on two lovers. They follow Gerard and Bernadette everywhere. Les Mistons send a suggestive postcard to Bernadette once Gerard is away. But a newspaper learn to all of them that Gerard just died by accident. (imdb)
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Le coup du berger (1956)
Claire (Virginie Vitry) is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband, Claude (Jean-Claude Brialy). As this 28-minute trifle opens, she leaves her husband playing baroque music at the piano, telling him she is off to see her sister, Solange.
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