Tag Archives: André Téchiné

Rendez-vous (1985) André Téchiné, Lambert Wilson, Juliette Binoche, Wadeck Stanczak, Drama, Romance

Rendez-vous (Andre Techine, 1985)
A woman and three men. Nina, who’s come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he’s smitten. She also meets Paulot’s flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot’s jealous dismay, she’s willing to sleep with Quentin, and wants Paulot’s friendship. After a desperate act by Quentin, Nina and Paulot share a flat, but she still won’t take him as a lover; instead, her energy goes into a production of “Romeo and Juliet” directed by a detached, intense man who becomes her father figure. Quentin’s ghost taunts her, Paulot wants to end all contact, and the director plans to return to London. The art of the theater may be her only refuge.
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Loin / Far (2001) André Téchiné, Stéphane Rideau, Lubna Azabal, Mohamed Hamaidi, Drama

Loin (Andre Techine, 2001)
Serge is a long distance lorry driver between Morocco and Europe. In Tangier, he tries to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Sarah. She has refused to have anything to do with him since her mother’s death and intends to join her brother in Canada. Serge appeals to Sarah’s protector, a young Arab named Saïd, to allow him to meet up with Sarah, promising in return to smuggle Saïd into Europe…
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Hôtel des Amériques / Hotel America (1981) André Téchiné, Catherine Deneuve, Patrick Dewaere, Etienne Chicot, Drama, Romance

Hotel des Ameriques (Andre Techine, 1981)
Hélène, a distracted pill-popping anesthetist, almost runs down Gilles one evening on a Biarritz street. She is still numb from the drowning death earlier that year of her lover, a visionary architect. Gilles presses for a relationship, then backs away, deciding she could never love someone of lower class and limited prospects. But she does fall in love with him and gradually her depression eases. As she heals, he becomes obsessed with her lover’s talents and his own limitations, behaving bizarrely and pushing her away. How these conflicts play out becomes the movie’s story.
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Les voleurs / Thieves (1996) André Téchiné, Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Laurence Côte, Crime, Drama, Romance

Les voleurs (1996)
In the middle of the night, someone brings Ivan’s body home to his wife and his sad-faced, jug-eared son. Through flashbacks, the film discloses the relationships among Ivan and his brother Alex, a cop with a cleanliness fetish; siblings Juliette and Jimmy, Ivan’s partners in a seedy nightclub; the love triangle of Alex, Juliette, and Marie, a professor of philosophy; and of Alex and his nephew, Ivan’s dour, stoic son. Ivan’s death changes every relationship. Images of paragliders, sun bathers, and opera suggest an expansive, colorful world outside the constricted lives of these characters.
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