Biography: He was born in Paris to a musical family; his mother was a pianist and his father a violinist. He has appeared in many different roles, from seducer to cop to gangster to Pope, in more than 170 movies. Piccoli is politically active on the left, and is vocally opposed to the Front National.
Total Credits at Criticker: 121 (Actor), 1 (Director), 2 (Writer)
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- Le mépris (2009) - S1 E12
Notre-Dame des Hormones (2015) - Short Film
Two actresses are rehearsing a play over a weekend in a country house. While walking in the woods, one unearths a strange thing, a creature without cavity, nor members, the size of a seal. The creatures becomes an object of desire for both women, desperate to own the thing. But what they don't know is that they just found 'Our lady of hormones'.
We follow 24 hours in the life of a being (DL) moving from life to life like a cold and solitary assassin moving from hit to hit. In each of these interwoven lives, the being possesses an entirely distinct identity: sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes youthful, sometimes old to the point of dying; sometimes destitute, sometimes wealthy. By turns murderer, beggar, company chairman, monstrous creature, worker, family man... (mubi.com)
In the large drawing room, the butler welcomes some friends whom the playwright, now deceased, asked to be summoned for the reading of his will and who all responded to the request. These 13 actors previously performed in his plays, including one in particular who was considered outstanding in her time. But is she still? (mubi.com)
A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist. (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
A film director accidentally finds himself locked in a coffin overnight, and is profoundly affected by the experience.
A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century.
Antoinette is the Duchess of Langeais, a married coquette who frequents the most extravagant balls in 1820's Paris during The Restoration, where hypocrisy and vanity reign.
A woman sifts through boxes filled with memories of her past seeks forgiveness from the ghosts who still haunt her. (imdb)
Rencontre unique (2007) - Short Film
A special surreal encounter between Nikita Khrouchtchev and the Pope John XXIII. (imdb)
The rebels who started the civil war in Sierra Leone 15 years ago wanted only one thing: to reclaim the richness of the country from foreign corporations in order to end the exploitation of its people. In response, the international community decided to wage a war on this country, with bombs, executions, torture, rigged elections and manipulation of the international media. This created one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the 20th century. (Cinema Libre Studio)
38 years after the original story, Henri Husson thinks he sees Séverine one night in a concert. He follows her and makes her face her past and with sadism takes a slow and painful revenge on her. (IMDb)
A French government minister resigns from his job and trades all his belongings for his pleasure, including his mistress and office, and turns his life into an absurd tale of modern ennui.
Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin Mary. Now comes this rich land owner with her sublime pretensions. Isn't it enough for her to have an Aston Martin and a Jaguar in the garage and ten different dresses per season? (imdb)
A flood has hit our planet and an unusual group of people are all that remains. Led by Ferdinand, a modern day Noah, this little group have managed to defy the furiously raging elements. People and animals alike are dragged through this incredible whirlpool of an adventure. (imdb)
The story of an aging French actor who - after learning his family has been killed in an accident - still carries on with his career, enjoys his morning espresso and newspaper, appreciates the endless beauty that is Paris, and takes a stand against the philistinism that plagues his professional life. (Film Forum)
Three French sisters have their lives interrupted and their relationship called into question when their father returns to visit 15 years after having abandoned them (imdb)
Didier never knew that a wrong film review of a film which he did not bother to watch would land him in numerous troubles.
The movie takes place precisely around that turn of the century and provides a prophetic portrayal of the hysteria around the Y2K. The rather references to the corruption phenomenon in Spain and Europe reflect the way Spain found itself after all the scandals of the years with Felipe González as Prime Minister. (imdb)
At her son's funeral, Solange, a lawyer famous for losing hopeless cases, agrees to defend René, her son's age, accused of murdering his wealthy aunt, Jeanne, who's part of the Franco-Belgian Psychoanalytic Society, known for odd views and methods. She reads Jeanne's journal, documenting René's criminal tendencies. Solange believes him innocent, manipulated into the murder or framed... (IMDB)
A young French officer forms a strange bond with a leopard in the Egyptian desert.
The McBee family has erected a government over a future 'colony', that looks like a run-down Paris divided into sectors by the Berlin Wall. All male family members suffer from a mysterious disease and are in urgent need of organ transplants. The perfect donor, Tykho Moon, probably has been killed in a fire, but according to rumours he's still alive. Although assassins stalk the family members, the McBees start a hunt for Tykho. (imdb)
On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their villa.
The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France. (imdb)
In Rome, Cora is a waitress at a club, walks people's dogs, sleeps with various men, kips with pals, and has a salty tongue. She also has a bruised history: her mother's suicide, her brother's mental illness. Ada, a dog-owning client, hires her to follow Ada's aged and courtly father every day. The dad, a retired philology professor, has a touch of dementia, sometimes forgetting where he is; Cora is to keep him in sight, phoning Ada if the professor has difficulties. (imdb)
Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made... (imdb)
Twice Fifty Years of French Cinema (1995) - TV Movie
At a lakeside hotel, Michel Piccoli discusses the centennial of cinema with Jean-Luc Godard. Godard asks why should cinema's birthday be celebrated when the history of film is a forgotten subject. Through the remainder of his hotel stay, Piccoli tests Godard's hypothesis. (imdb)
This is a cinematic tribute by Agnes Varda to her late husband Jacques Demy, with some fascinating interviews and archive footage, moving back and forth chronologically from Demy's breakthrough film LOLA, to some of his later work including an abortive attempt to break through in Hollywood, with an interesting revelation about a then unknown American actor named Harrison Ford. (imdb)
A visitor comes to the home of Stephane, the wife of an important magistrate. She, claiming attempted rape, calmly shoots him. The visitor is the legendary gangster Wadek Aslanian who was beloved as a latter day Robin Hood. Stephane's husband hires a lawyer, Paul, to defend her. Paul learns many disturbing things about Stephane's sordid past when he starts receiving anonymous letters describing her exploits. (All Movie Guide)
The biblical tale of Joseph is told from an Egyptian perspective in this interesting character study. In this film, Joseph is called Ram. Ram, tired of his family's backward superstitious life, and tired of being picked on by his brothers, wants to go to Egypt to study agriculture. His brothers travel with him across Sinai, but then suddenly sell him to Ozir, an Egyptian who works for a Theban military leader, Amihar. (imdb)
Documentary about Les Demoiselles de Rochefort and it's director Jacques Demy made by his wife 25 years after the film.
People annoy and bore a Paris veterinarian (Jean Rochefort), until he meets someone (Miou-Miou) new and awkwardly falls in love.
France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, Talleyrand, a shrewd politician of flexible convictions, invites chief of police and zealous revolutionary Fouché to supper and tries to convince him to serve the king. Over the meal they insult each other, accuse each other, and, at first sight, look like mortal enemies. (imdb)
The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence... (imdb)
"Divertimento" is a shorter version of the 1991 "La Belle noiseuse". All the material different of "La Belle noiseuse" (imdb)
Like Vanya, in Malle's last film, Milou never left the family estate. His mother dies during the May 1968 student uprising in Paris. The brother who is the London correspondent for Le Monde keeps turning up the volume of the radio for the latest news... (imdb)
A child meets his uncle, a Czech Jew living in the south of Germany in the days before the 2nd world war. Without taking care of social prejudices, the uncle marries Martha, his servant. When the Nazis come to the power the young and the couple move to Prague. Then is Martha who defends her marriage to a Jew against society. Finally, the man manages to force the separation to save Martha from finishing in a concentration camp with him. (Miguel A. Andrade)
A European humanitarian organization tries to bring relief to famine-stricken North Africa. The convoy of five trucks is victimized by rebel guerillas and marauding tribes and is soon lost in the desert. When two party members try to leave, they are eaten by cannibals. (allrovi.com)
Paris, 1938. In a lavishly decorated nightclub, couples dance the syncopated rhythms of Latin America: Rumba, Cucaracha, Tango, and also the Charleston, Foxtrot and Boston. Among beautiful women, local pimps and Mussolini's spies brush each other on the dance floor, and in the streets. A police inspector is charged with a difficult task, to clean-up the city streets - just when bodies start falling around, as the Mafia and the spies tend each other deadly traps. (imdb)
Juliette is a hairstylist who is diagnosed with cancer in this tearjerking romantic drama. Her illness leads her to oncologist Raoul Bergeron, and she ends up as his mistress. When Juliette falls in love with Raoul's intern Clement, the jealous doctor threatens to sabotage Clement's career. (allrovi.com)
A promising young pianist commits suicide. He spent his last evening in the company of the industrialist Friedrich Hofreiter. His wife Genia is in possession of a farewell note. (imdb)
In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's killing lovers, but they need someone with quick steady hands. They recruit Alex, a disaffected youth who's breaking up with Lise, his 16-year-old girlfriend. In the few days before the theft, Alex becomes enchanted with Anna, Marc's young mistress. They talk, they play, they sing, but she's in love with Marc. (imdb)
This parody of the detective-story genre merrily detours into spoofing French foibles as well, making it more of an exercise in verbal gymnastics than a narrative with a mission (imdb)
Each evening, four men - a doctor, a journalist, a professor and a merchant - meet up in a deserted bar to play cards. As they play, the bar's owner, her downtrodden barman (nicknamed "le paltoquet") and a strange woman in white watch from a distance. One night, the card game is disturbed when a police inspector suddenly appears and declares that a dead body has been found nearby. Certain that one of the four men is the murderer, the inspector starts his investigation. (FilmFrance)
A magnate and his younger wife hire David to teach guitar to their teenage daughter. The wife quickly seduces David... (imdb)
A story during the French Occupation of Egypt (1797-1803), depicting the conflict between tradintion and modernization in the context of fighting the French invadors. (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)
The story of two very different men competing in the World Chess Championship Games. One is a 52-year-old Soviet Jew who has been a chess master for the past 12 years, and the other is a 35-year-old genius who defected to the West several years earlier. (Wikipedia)
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)
Poland is under communist rule. An exiled Polish theater director is in England, enthusiastically preparing an abstract play which will criticize the authoritarian Polish government. His sons might not share his political views, though.
In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television. (imdb)
On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making... (imdb)
A film musical in which every line is sung. The frame is about workers during a strike. They also prepare and perform a demonstration. Two personal relations develop against this background. (imdb)
Exotic Morocco is the background for this psychological thriller. Marcello Mastroianni plays an ex-diplomat in jail for the murder of his wife. He is soon visited by a young woman who not only happens to be his lover but his step-daughter as well. In turn, she meets an American engineer (Beringer) and ultimately falls in love with him. A bizarre erotic triangle forms as the tale of strange bedfellows comes to a shocking climax.
Sébastien Grenier,a secret agent eliminates all his rivals in order to decipher who has killed some of his associates. (imdb)
During an interview, Max Baumstein (Piccoli), respected chairman of a humanitarian organisation, shoots the Paraguayan ambassador dead, in cold blood. Tried for first-degree murder, he explains himself: the ambassador was a former Nazi official, responsible for the extermination of his family. (en.wikipedia.org)
André Juf (Jean Poiret) is the head of an insurance firm. He invites all his employees for a weekend in his country house. But behind what seems to be a reward, this cynical boss seeks above all to determine which of his executives he will have to lay off in order to preserve his business.
After the death of his brother Pippo, Giovanni meets Vanda, Pippo's widow, at his funeral. They soon become atracted and start a new relationship, surrounded by the ghost of Pippo.
When new boss Bernard Malair arrives to turn the store around, Louis fears for his job; but Bernard, with his numbers man Paul and his factotum François, invites Louis into an inner circle of long hours of work, nightclubs, and dinners. Nina objects, but Louis cannot say no to Bernard's demands, no matter how personal. In desperation, Nina leaves Louis, but that drives him further into Bernard's orbit. Can anything break this spell? (IMDB (adapted))
Lou is a small time gangster, who thinks he used to be something big. He meets up with a younger girl... (imdb)
Mauro, a judge, is worried about his older sister Marta, who took care of him since he was a boy, and is now affected by psychic problems and suicide fantasies. She seems to recover from her depression when Mauro acquaints her with Giovanni, a brilliant actor at the edge of legality. Mauro become unconsciously jealous of this relationship, and try to get Giovanni arrested. (imdb)
A mandolin strummer, who makes a living serenading in small restaurants, becomes mixed up in mysterious murders. (bfi)
Civil servant Adrien Courtois comes to Paris in order to make his money bear fruits. (imdb)
An old surgeon falls in love with an intellectual underage girl. (imdb)
A touching portrait of modern life, whether showing the human dimension of large issues, or deftly detailing the intimate reverberations of a casual love affair. (imdb)
Gérard is an engineer who is married to Gabrielle and has a nine-month-old son, for whom he cares deeply. When his wife leaves him for feminist reasons, he is left with custody of their son. To satisfy his romantic longings, Gérard embarks on an affair with Valérie, his son's daycare worker. (Wikipedia)
A young unemployed person, nourished by dreams and ideals, loses the pedals in contact with reality and a passion of disenchanted love.
Middle-aged businessman, Simon Léotard finds his future in jeopardy when his partner Julien commits suicide after having accumulated a mass of debts. Simon's unscrupulous business rival Lépidon offers to save him from bankruptcy by buying his company, at a discount rate. Reluctant to fall into Lépidon's trap, Simon decides to resolve the crisis himself. A prostitute, Mado, provides him with the solution to his problems... (imdb)
Dr. Brézé and his sons, all surgeons with limited abilities fight any competition on their sector with all means. Especially a well-known operating surgeon Pierre Losseray, which wants to operate again after a cardiac infarct and a longer recovery break. Night for night he is terrorized by the old Brézé with calls, being accused by him of the murder of patients, threatens with measures of the physician chamber. (imdb)
A female vampire rises from her crypt every night in search of children as her victims. (imdb)
One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously... (imdb)
A cunning French legal adviser teams up with an unemployed German girl and her sister to commit murders in Marseille. (imdb)
An absurd "Western" set in Paris following Custer, Buffalo Bill, Custer's boss, General Terry and a white woman-exploiting Indian scout.
Piccoli, as a chic dentist, forsakes his 'liberated' but arid marriage for a new love. His job slides as he devotes himself entirely to her; they marry, but soon their bliss becomes contaminated and he tries to kill her. What makes Life Size a suitably bizarre project for Piccoli in his running battle with the bourgeoisie is that the object of his affections is a lifelike doll, complete with mucous membranes. (Time Out)
Three friends face mid-life crises
Pierre spots "The Woman in Blue" in a shop one day and is instantly intrigued. He wonders to himself whether he should approach her but decides against it. Upon leaving the shop he again sees her in the distance and slowly his intrigue turns into obsession.
A group of men hire some prostitutes and go to a villa in the countryside. There, they engage in group sex and resolve to eat themselves to death. (imdb)
Themroc lives with his mother and sister in a depressing flat, where the monotonous silence is only broken by a cuckoo clock. Themroc's day begins with a bicycle ride to the railway station, then a train ride to his workplace... (wayney.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk)
Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's husband holds no excitement for her, and he is always away in Paris on business. Lucienne and Pierre have a secret meeting spot by a lake. Pierre's wife dies suddenly, by suicide the town gossips believe. Pierre confesses otherwise to Lucienne. Then Paul discovers proof of his wife's affair... (imdb)
Several bourgeois friends planning to get together for dinner experience a succession of highly unusual occurrences that interfere with their expected dining enjoyment. (imdb)
The Audience follows the course of a catholic young man, Amedeo, which left its cheap native, in the north of Italy, to come to Rome, with an obsession: to obtain a private audience of the Pope Paul VI with whom it has revelations very important to make. The determination of Amedeo is such as it appears suspect with the authorities of the Vatican.
Liza slowly replaces Melampo, Giorgio's dog. While she accepts it, Giorgio forces her to wear collars and leashes
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.
Rosalie is amicably divorced, dividing her time between her mother's house, with her siblings and small daughter, and César's. He's self made, a scrap iron king, outgoing, amiable, in love with her. Enter David, an artist and Rosalie's flame before her marriage. In a quiet, brooding way, he seeks to reclaim Rosalie. César's jealous outbursts and attempts at cunning backfire and send Rosalie into David's arms. César keeps trying: he buys Rosalie's childhood seaside vacation home as a gift, win (imdb)
In this ponderous French mystery-drama, based on an Ellery Queen story, blackmail would seem to be the least of the problems of Charles (Anthony Perkins). His adoptive father Theo (Orson Welles) has a madwoman for a mother, and a gorgeous woman of Charles' age (Marlene Jobert) for a wife. In fact, Charles is deeply attracted to her. In addition, his father encourages the whole family to dress in '20s clothing, which makes them all feel out of place. (allmovie.com)
Max is a Paris detective, aloof, independently wealthy, and frustrated by gangs of robbers whom he cannot catch. To re-establish his stature and save face, he decides to inveigle a group of petty thieves (led by an old acquaintance) to rob a bank.
North Africa, December 1942. Valentin, a professional gardener ruined by the bombings of 1940, has fled to Tunis, where he traffics stolen goods, transporting them from Libya to Tunisia on an old boat. (imdb)
Pierre, a successful expert in building highways has a traffic accident. Being seriously wounded, he is lying waiting for death and remembering his past in flashbacks. (imdb)
A French Man and his family involved in the cold war between Russians and Americans. (imdb)
Two tramps going on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, meet different christian heresies. They meet too the Marquis of Sade. (imdb)
Back home, Glauco, an industrial designer, finds his wife in bed with a serious headache. She has left him dinner but it is cold and Glauco decides to prepare himself a gourmet meal. While looking for some kitchenware, he discovers a revolver wrapped in a newspaper dating from 1934 announcing the death of famed mobster John Dillinger. (imdb)
Fey super-thief Diabolik runs around stealing jewels, gold, murdering innocent people, and being a nuisance to the government of a generic European country. (imdb)
Based on the novel by Francoise Sagan, LA CHAMADE tells a heartbreaking story of a beautiful woman who must choose between two of her innermost desires. Lucile (Catherine Deneuve) has gotten used to the comfortable life given to her by a wealthy older man, but her true passion lies for a young writer who is unable to take care of himself.
the story of a young man losing his virginity
Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him... (imdb)
Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano... (imdb)
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 French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.. (imdb)
Diego is one of the chief of the spanish Communist Party. He is travelling back to Paris (where he lives) from a mission in Madrid... (imdb)
Renee Saccard is a pampered, selfish young wife of a middle-aged Parisian businessman who falls in love with her stepson but is driven to the point of madness when her husband tricks the stepson into betraying her. (imdb)
This movie tells two stories: the birth of a novel, and the life of a couple culminating in the birth of their child. All the people the husband meets on their Breton Island get absorbed into this book, transformed and distorted. They are the pawns in a fascinating chess game on a life-sized board he plays with the forces of evil and destruction. Of course this fantastic game in which the destinies of the characters are resolved is only imaginary. Or is it? (MUBI)
The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince. (imdb)
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)
Elsa la rose (1965) - Short Film
Images and poems about a celebrity couple: Louis Aragon and Elsa Triolet. Elsa's youth is related by Aragon and commented on by Elsa.
Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through. (imdb)
Dom Juan ou le festin de pierre (1965) - TV Movie
Dom Juan seduced Elvire, before abandoning her for new conquests. Elvire pursues him and threatens him with the celestial curse. Dom Juan does not care and counts on his faithful Sganarelle to help him kidnap a young girl at sea. Following a shipwreck, they are thrown back by the sea on the coast, where two peasants rescue them. . True to form, Dom Juan decides to seduce the fiancée of one of his saviours, while promising marriage to another peasant, Mathurine. (wikipedia.org)
Celestine, the chambermaid has new job on the country. The Monteils, were she works are a group of strange people... (imdb)
Paparazzi (1964) - Short Film
Documentary that explores the relationship between Brigitte Bardot and groups of invasive photographers attempting to photograph her while she works on the set of Jean-Luc Godard's film Le Mépris (Contempt). (imdb)
Hélène, who has just broken up with Raoul, a dentist, lets herself be seduced (though not without great resistance) by the obstinate Serge. Raoul, a modern Don Juan, now focuses on charming Sophie, a pretty patient of his, but is beaten on the finish line by... the young woman's ex-husband. On the prowl again, Raoul, usually an experienced lover, makes the first flop of his career with Mathilde, too beautiful and too quick-witted a creature for him. (imdb)
A French writer, Paul Javal, recently married to the beautiful Camille, is approached by Jerry Prokosch, a brash American film producer, to adapt the story of Ulysses into a screenplay for a movie to be directed by a German filmmaker named Fritz Lang.
Salut les cubains (1963) - Short Film
A half-hour photo montage made up of 1500 out of over 4000 pictures Agnes Varda took while vacationing in Cuba.
It's the spring of 1944 and Therese is in a hurry to get back to Paris. The trains aren't running from the village where she has gone to visit her father's grave and to fill two suitcases with food. Some British and American planes have been shot down and the Germans want to know where the pilots are hiding. An acquaintance has clearance to drive to Paris with a truckload of goats... (imdb)
Bardot et Godard (1963) - Short Film
Behind the scene documentary on Godard's Le Mépris
Bande-annonce de 'Le mépris' (1963) - Short Film
Trailer for the film "Le mépris".
Burglar Maurice Faugel has just finished his sentence. He murders Gilbert Vanovre, a receiver, and steals the loot of a break-in. He is also preparing a house-breaking, and his friend Silien brings him the needed equipment. But Silien is a police informer ... A movie whose "all characters are two-faced, all characters are false", according to director Jean-Pierre Melville. (imdb)
Gangster Le Fondu (Charles Vanel) escapes from the prison hospital, killing a police inspector who pursued him. Paul Vardier (Michel Piccoli), the partner of the deceased inspector, begins his personal hunt for Le Fondu, making the gangster's nephew, a petty pimp, his informer. Meanwhile Vardier gets a new partner, rookie Gilbert Barot (François Guérin), whose charming wife Lucie (Danik Patisson) became the love interest of Vardier. (imfdb.org)
Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. The police also confiscate the gold mine for the state, due to this the gold diggers start an revolution, but it is beaten. Chark, Father Lizzardi, Castin and his daugher and Djin, a whore to whom castin is in love are fleeing into the jungle. where they start to fight for their lifes. (imdb)
This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge. (imdb)
Thérèse Ravenaz is a charming young woman but also the victim of a seducer who abandoned her as soon as he was told she was expecting a baby. To trace her unworthy lover, she boards a taxi driven by Emile Gauthier, a friendly cabdriver, who accepts to help her. But street after street, district after district, the seducer is nowhere to be found in Paris. And when she finally achieves the end of her quest, there is no Holy Grail. She learns he is already married! (Guy Bellinger)
A horse dealer is making his way across the mountains in a snowstorm when he is suddenly attacked by a stranger. His assailant is Jean-Baptiste, a reclusive man known locally as the Bellman. Having killed the horse dealer, Jean-Baptiste flees with his gold. He intends to share these ill-gotten gains with Fabret, a simpleminded old man whose daughter he has taken a fancy to. In fact, Fabret's daughter, Catherine, is in love with another man, a woodcutter named Peter.
Il était une fois... (2003) - TV Mini-Series