Total Credits at Criticker: 93 (Actor), 2 (Director), 2 (Writer)
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They knew each other long ago: a man and a woman whose dazzling and unexpected romance captured in the now-iconic film, revolutionized our understanding of love. Today, the former race car driver seems lost in the pathways of his memory. (imdb)
A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop. (imdb)
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. (imdb)
Agnès de ci de là Varda (2011) - TV Mini-Series
The much-anticipated follow up to Agnes Varda's masterful THE BEACHES OF AGNES, FROM HERE TO THERE is a five part documentary series that chronicles the indefatigable filmmaker's travels around the world, meeting friends, artists and filmmakers for an expansive view of the global contemporary art scene. Whether in Los Angeles or St. Petersburg, Lisbon or Mexico, Varda finds herself talking with Alexander Sokurov, sharing a meal with sculptor Christian Boltanski and his partner artist Annette Mes
Béjart!... Vous avez dit Béjart?... (2005) - TV Movie
A feature-length documentary about the ballet choreographer Maurice Béjart.
Insurance salesman tries to get money from his hippie cousin by fulfilling his dream: Arraigning for John Lennon and Janis Joplin's "second coming". (imdb)
Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried, and all the people on the train have their problems. (imdb)
Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators. (imdb)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) - TV Mini-Series
Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry. (imdb)
In time of the Spanish Civil War, the sixteen year old Rafael is assigned to the unit of Colonel Masagual, who leads a firing squad. The naive boy slowly begins to question the executions.
Final entry in a trilogy of films dealing with contemporary French society concerns a model who discovers her neighbour is keen on invading people's privacy (imdb)
Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers (imdb)
On October 9, 1967, Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian Army, aided by the CIA. Che's diary, a detailed, personal account of his futile, attempt to spark a revolution in Bolivia, is the basis of this intimate portrait. (imdb)
Jean Delvaux, nicknamed don Juan, is found dead. Was he murdered or did he kill himself? The investigation is assigned to Det. Montijoux, a disillusioned man. It leads him to the beautiful Emeline Silvani, who's suspected to be the dead man's lover.
Camille, a naive schoolgirl meets an intiguing influence in Joelle, a slightly older and much more experienced spirit. Camille follows her new friend through the discovery of sex and the darker side of life. As the film progresses Camille discovers Aids and the fear that she may have picked up the disease in her early encounters. (imdb)
In an imaginary dictature of a futuristic world, rebellion has broken out. The men in power scramble to the Bunker Palace Hotel, a bunker built long ago for just this kind of contingency. But a rebel spy sneaks in, and although her nature is very quickly suspected, she is left to observe the raving of the decadent power class, who keeps wondering what happened to their leader, who has failed to show up. (imdb)
An aging writer, Paul, is determined to make a film but he cannot decide on the subject or location. Instead, he chooses to concentrate his efforts on finding the actress who will star in the film, believing that she will define the lead character and content of the film. He recruits a young man, Jean, to try to find an Italian actress, Dara, whom he has lost sight of. Jean finds Dara in a small Italian town, serving in a modest restaurant, but she refuses to return to acting...
The French intelligence service want to use a double agent to eliminate a terrorist groupe. To do this, the captain Duroc will give to the traitor a car filled with explosives. But the whole thing is a double trap. One of the officer of the Service, Leroy, has plan a dreadful blow to discredit his new director. He had chosen Duroc because is not supposed to be an intelligent agent. (imdb)
Jean-Louis and Anne have had their fling and separated. Now 20 years have passed. He is still dating various women... (imdb)
Simon, a famous violinist in a symphonic orchestra, becomes a drunkard, he is abandoned by his wife and he is not able to play any more... (imdb)
A provocative erotic drama, stylishly rendered by Andre Techine, who won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this compelling investigation into the intersection of sexual and artistic passion. (imdb)
Salomé Lerner just finished writing an autobiograpy. She goes to a TV show called "Apostrophes", hosted by French TV showman Bernard Pivot. Pivot then imagines a film that could be created from her gripping story. A film entirely made of music because after seeing the young pianist Erik Berchot, Salomé believes seeing her long lost brother, who was a musician as well. A brother she had lost along with her parents in 1943. (imdb)
After serving his sentence, a robber returns to his small, quiet hometown to retrieve the loot. But a ruthless Police inspector and his equally nasty young subordinate are after the criminal.
Edouard is patriarch of a large family: his second wife, Jeanne, has just had a baby and finally had enough of his philandering. His eldest daughter, Dino, lives with Paul, a playwright: theirs is a passionate relationship dogged by the dissatisfactions of daily life. Another daughter Sidonie comes into adulthood in love with Jude, both are musicians, except that she has a phobia about performing in public. After Jeanne throws Edouard out, the film jumps ahead seven years to pick up the resoluti
The movie starts with an interview with director Claude Lelouch. He pleads viewers not to disclose the plot of the movie after leaving the projection room. Even the movie's trailer shows only a long sequence of faces gazing speechlessly in space. "Like all my movies, this one is about a man and a woman", says Lelouch in the interview. (imdb)
In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen. (imdb)
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)
Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979. (imdb)
A police commissioner (Claude Brasseur) uncovers corruption while investigating the murder of an attorney.
A story about duty and freedom nuances. About social walls and mixture between past and present. About the other as projection of your desire.About silence and strange skin of words, about images and discoveries, about measure of understanding and price of frustration. (imdb)
In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis. (imdb)
With the help of his twin daughters, commissioner Duche monitors from his car the reception at the villa of Raymond Bettoun, the heads of the clan of jews Pied-Noir. (imdb)
In this French science fiction thriller, nuclear war breaks out over Europe, and a group of visitors to a local chateau take cover in the basement. When they venture outside after the fighting stops, they discover that the chateau has sustained serious damage and the surrounding lands have been laid to waste. (allmovie.com)
A young soldier, sent away from his lover is lodges with a colonel. Among the other lodgers is a mad woman who falls in love with him.
In public, Vic Allen puts up with his wife Mélanie's amorous games, showing an outward attitude of acceptance. However, he scares away one of her prospective lovers by telling the poor guy that he killed one of his predecessors. In fact, he did not, and soon the actual perpetrator is found. Later, when Vic feels that Mélanie is becoming too seriously involved, he actually resorts to murders. Despite her ever-increasing suspicion, Mélanie finds it impossible to prove his guilt.
On a terrace in Rome, a group of Italian communist politicians and intellectuals have a party. (en.wikipedia.org)
Emma Eckhert, from a modest background, became a big sensation between 1914 and 1938 as a banker and the head of a financial paper specialized in public savings. (imdb)
A woman invites all four men she loved in her life for the dinner of New Year's Eve at the same time and unites them all in her house. In sentimental flashbacks they recall the former times. (imdb)
An eccentric billionaire hires a new swimming instructor
Bank executive Rainier allows his firm to deliver adventurous investor Chevalier d'Aven a huge loan, with what he thinks is his employer Mirement's total backing. Chevalier's business proves indeed to be disastrous, which forces the bank to cover up its high deficits. News of the scandal breaks out, and the bank now sees Rainier as the one being responsible for it - he is laid off. Wife Celine and union representative Arlette suggest he should sue his former boss. (imdb)
As his first assignment, lieutenant Drogo is sent to an isolated fortress on the borders of a desert and of a range of high mountains. The mission of the garrison is to prevent a possible incursion by the fearsome Tartars, coming from beyond the desert... (imdb)
In order to dispense with the people around him who are making his life a misery, a man uses a pocket computer to devise the most believable fatal accidents that could happen to them and then encourages them to happen. (imdb)
The plot has Philippe Noiret as a corrupt tycoon teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Desperate to raise a few francs, he decides to fake the kidnapping of his own daughter (Anicee Alvina) and pocket the ransom. He locks the girl up for safe-keeping in a deluxe Art Nouveau brothel, where he himself is a regular client. (imdb)
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective Borniche by repeatedly killing his informants. When he's finally caught with help from the little criminal Paul, Buisson will have committed more than 100 robberies and killed 30 people. (imdb)
An ordinary man is driven to violence in the name of revenge in this drama. Paul Varlin (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a businessman who decides to take his wife and daughter on a vacation. While stopping for gas, Varlin's wife is accosted by a gang of motorcycle thugs, who progress from ogling her legs to raping both the wife and the young girl, and then killing them both. When Varlin discovers this horrible crime, he takes it upon himself to track down and kill the bikers in the name of justice. (allrovi.com)
Based on the novel by Carlo Fruttero and Franco Lucentini. An inspector investigates the death of a 50-year old architect, found dead in his office with his head smashed in. (bfi)
A semi-fictional account on the fatidic September 11, 1973, when the military commanded by General Pinochet took over the power from socialist president Salvador Allende, initiating a dictatorship that lasted until 1988 causing the deaths and disappearances of many people (imdb)
Nicholas Mallet, an inconspicuous and shy bank employee, one day successfully invites Marie-Paul, a young woman he hadn't known before, in the streets of Paris to a café and sleeps with her the next day. When he tells his surprised friend Claude about the incident, the disillusioned and handicapped writer develops a plan to control and manipulate Nicholas' life.
A young woman is questioned by the police and the judges, suspected of being a modern witch. The girl who shared her apartment has been found dead, and a pair of scissors impaled through her heart, as she lay attached to the bedposts. Apparently, the girl does have powers, to make all people around her fall prey to her spell, slipping progressively into desire, lust, and the unknown. (imdb)
In this WW II drama based on an autobiographical story by director Michel Drach, a Jewish boy and his family living in Nazi occupied France, attempt to escape the cruel invaders. Later the boy grows up to become a filmmaker obsessed with chronicling his childhood (allmovie.com)
A stranger enters into and forever alters the life of a couple. He claims to be pursued by certain authorities who intend to prevent him from disclosing a secret that only he holds, whence the title. Is he lying, or insane - or is he telling the truth? Who, if anyone, is after him? And what *is* - the secret ? (imdb)
Two people, a Frenchman Julien Maroyeur and a Jewish German woman (Anna Kupfer) met on a train while escaping the German army entering France. (imdb)
Whe police find Simone seated near her husband's corpse it's predictable that she's charged with the murder. Jean-Pierre Laubray is appointed counsel for defence. He begins inquiry into the case and he finds out that the murdered man had killed a barman in a robbery the night before. He finds out as well he was a leg-man of Cristiani for his election campaign. He tries to contact Juliette, Cristiani's daughter, and he discovers that also Bruno, her brother, died the same night in an accident... (imdb)
Jean-Louis Tritignant stars as Lucien, a hit man who goes to Los Angeles to end the life of an important local mobster. The mobster's heirs, who hired Lucien, had already hired yet another hit man (Roy Scheider) to kill him. He speaks very little English, and the lifestyles and customs of Los Angeles puzzle him completely. (MSN Movies)
In this decidedly offbeat and rather arty crime drama, a French fugitive heads for Canada and ends up joining a gang of desperate criminals who have been plotting to kidnap a crimelord's retarded daughter. Things go well until she accidentally dies. Despite the unfortunate turn of events, the crooks decide to keep on as if things were fine. (imdb)
L'Attentat is a political thriller based largely on a true story (the Ben Barka affair), which recounts how the French government and the American CIA connived to have a socialist in exile murdered before he could return to his homeland and start a revolution.
A series of murders is comitted in Nice on the French riviera. The commissaire Carella is in charge and tries to find a missing link between all these murders. (imdb)
This story opens in 1938 in Rome, where Marcello has just taken a job working for Mussollini and is courting a beautiful young woman who will make him even more of a conformist. Marcello is going to Paris on his honeymoon and his bosses have an assignment for him there: to look up an old professor who fled Italy when the fascists came into power.
Story about an incurable thief, his success and his failures. (imdb)
In an Algerian village, the workers of a salt mine go on strike because of low wages. The owner calls the army to control the men, but a young woman cuts off the water to force the troops to retreat. (imdb)
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles. (imdb)
The narrator (Jean-Louis), a devout Catholic, moves to a provincial town and vows to marry Francoise... (imdb)
Crime thriller set amongst the Italian Bourgoisie.
In this film, a liberal-thinking author watches his wife as she attempts to seduce his best friend at a dinner party. The writer has an affair with the another dinner guest, and soon the men and women are entangled in a confusing series of partner-swapping sex sprees. (allmovie.com)
Jean (Trintignant), a psychopath, casually witnesses a young woman's suicide. In his sick mind, he begins to be convinced he murdered her and starts sending letters to newspapers with details of his "murder", which eventually lead to the police actually searching for him. As he is about to be caught, he meets a young woman Florinda (Bolkan) and the idea of a real crime begins to shatter his disturbed mind. (imdb)
Frédérique is a rich and beautiful woman who picks up a female street artist called "Why". It is December and they go to her villa in Saint Tropez... (imdb)
Bounty killers led by Loco prey on outlaws hiding out in the snowbound Utah mountains. After Pauline's husband becomes Loco's latest victim, she hires a gunman for revenge; Silence, mute since his throat was cut as a child. (imdb)
A sexy widow discovers her late husband had a secret apartment where he cheated on her. Now she decides to used the same apartment to explore her own sexuality.
A love triangle develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. It involves Anna, her husband Marco and Gabriella.
On the run from pursuing soldiers, a man hides in a small European town.
A guy sees a girl in a nightclub, thinks she's sexy, and asks around about who she is. The scoop is that her father has just died, and the girl, Jane, is hiding her grief in the nightlife. Before Bernard can make his move, however, the girl is gone and he's also told that his tab has been cut off, he's too deep into the nightclub's owner. When Bernard goes to settle things, he finds the man dead in his apartment with Jane standing over the body. (dvdtalk.com)
In this romantic drama, an architect has an affair with a young woman. She ends up pregnant but does not tell her lover about her condition as she contemplates having an abortion. Viewers must decide whether it was all real or all a figment of the young woman's imagination. (allmovie.com)
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school. Slowly they reveal themselves to each other, finding that each is a widow/widower. Each is slow to reveal anything personal so that each revelation is hidden by a misperception... (imdb)
A movie producer, director and assistant take the Trans-Europ-Express from Paris to Antwerp. They get the idea for a movie about a drug smuggler on their train and visualize it while taping the script. (imdb)
Angelique (Michele Mercier) is saved by the king of the cutthroats (Giuliano Gemma) when she is endangered in the streets of Paris. After her hero is killed, she has many amorous affairs and becomes a successful businesswoman in this costume-drama sequel based on the book by Serge and Anne Golon. (All Movie Guide)
Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, suspecting that one of them committed the homicide, but the suspects are killed one by one. The last two must solve the case themselves before they become the next victims. (imdb)
Six sketches with as many ways of murdering someone, and getting away with it. (imdb)
Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece.
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.
Giulio Ceriani (Vittorio Gassman) has a lovely wife, a close friend and a job. However, as soon as he figures a way of becoming rich he will put all those things in danger.
An old castle in Sweden inhabited by a family of 18th-century-costumed eccentrics holds secrets, deception, and rumors of murder.
Roberto, a shy law student in Rome, meets Bruno, a forty-year-old exuberant, capricious man, who takes him for a drive through the Roman and Tuscany countries in the summer of 1962. They will spend two days together, meet both Roberto's and Bruno's family. (imdb)
Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. (imdb)
All too little known today, Le combat dans l'île subtly evokes a divided marriage -- not unusual in French films -- and a divided nation -- but not divided as seen in the then-dominant Nouvelle Vague. Political assassinations (the attempts on DeGaulle reached double figures), underground extreme right-wing groups, even international, right-wing fugitives -- producer Louis Malle was clearly making a political statement distinct from that of his New Wave confrères. (filmforum.org)
Paris is the setting for two gangs of criminals from Corsica at war with one another.
When he learns his days are numbered old count Hervé de Kéraudren decides to hide in a secret alcove and to die there (imdb)
A helicopter crashes in the desert, and the crew winds up in the underground city of Atlantis and get mixed up in a slave revolt. (imdb)
La luxure (1961) - Short Film
Two playful young men about town take a break from ogling the ladies passing by, to reminisce about how one of them first learned the meaning of Lechery as a schoolboy. (imdb)
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians. (imdb)
Summer, 1943: wealthy youth in the Riccione district of Rimini play while the war gets closer. Carlo Caremoli, a young man who follows the crowd, has found ways to avoid military service. Then, on the beach, he meets Roberta, a war widow with a child. Roberta's mother warns Roberta to avoid Carlo, but to her, he seems attentive and to her daughter he is kind. Romance develops. Within a few weeks, Roberta is risking everything (imdb)
Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there is one rule: never fall in love. But this time Valmont falls madly in love with a girl he meets at a ski resort, Marianne. (imdb)
Antoine promises to take the orphaned Juliette away from St. Tropez after a party where she has wandered onto the yacht of the urbane Eric. But in the morning the bus and Antoine zip by Juliette's stop and she runs into the field to capture the rabbit she set free moments before. About to be sent back to the orphanage by her foster mother, she identifies with the rabbit... (imdb)
The story starts when a fishing boat on the North Sea has all its crew getting ill with an unknown disease. Through a radio amateur a message is sent and received by someone in Togo who gets in contact with the local doctor who gets to the conclusion that they had food poisoning caused by ham. A message is sent to Paris where they find the antidote, but the problem now is sending it to the boat. (imdb)