In Yorkshire, Toby Teasdale is the alcoholic director of a school and married with two children with Celia Teasdale that is very unhappy. Read More »
Tag Archives: Alain Resnais
Not on the lips (2003) Alain Resnais, Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Nanty, Audrey Tautou, Comedy, Musical, Romance
A musical drawing room farce set in Paris in October, 1925. Gilberte, in middle-age, flirts with men but loves her husband Georges, wishing he were more demonstrative. Read More »
On connaît la chanson / Same Old Song (1997) Alain Resnais, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral thesis has fallen in love with an estate agent Read More »
Muriel ou Le temps d’un retour / Muriel, or The Time of Return (1963) Alain Resnais, Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein, Drama
In the seacoast town of Boulogne, Hélène sells antique furniture, living with her step-son, Bernard, who’s back from military duty in Algiers. Read More »
Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. Read More »
Hiroshima mon amour (1959) Alain Resnais, Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Drama, Romance
A French woman and a Japanese man have an affair while she is in Japan making a film about peace and the impact of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, The man, an architect, lost his family in the bombing. Read More »
Private Fears In Public Places / Coeurs (2006) Alain Resnais, Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Carré, Laura Morante, Drama, Romance
Seven lonely lives in Paris: a middle-aged estate agent who thinks a colleague is sending messages in video tapes she loans him; his co-worker whose Bible is close at hand in times of stress; her late-night charge, who’s an angry, nasty bedridden old man; his son, a patient bartender; the bartender’s best patron, an ex-soldier who’s lost his moorings while his fiancée looks for a large flat for them; and, the estate agent’s much younger sister, who answers ads in the personal and waits in cafés with a red flower pinned on her jacket. Will any connect? Can open hearts trump fears?
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Three intertwined tales. On the eve of the First World War, Count Forbek starts to build a fantastic castle in the Ardennes forest. After the war he uses it to start a utopian society by brainwashing his friends, including his former fiancee, Livia, and her husband. In the present day, the castle is being used as an alternative school and, in the summer holidays, for an educational conference. At the conference, the American Nora Winkle bets Claudine that the ernest public school teacher Elisabeth Rousseau will be enticed into the bed of Robert Dufresne, even though the principal speaker, Walter Guarini, is obviously interested in Elisabeth. Meanwhile, the children staying at the castle over the holidays invent their own medieval tale about freeing prisoners from the dungeons.
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