Portrait of a two-faced man. By day he is rich, brilliant and respectable financial officer Lussac Read More »
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Hopes and love and ambitions and friendship in a group of young jazz-loving Parisians. Read More »
On Trial (1954) Julien Duvivier, Daniel Gélin, Madeleine Robinson, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Crime, Drama
Etzel, the son of prosecutor Wolf Andergast, finds that eight years ago his dad condemned Léonard Maurizius into a lifetime sentence for the murder of his wife Elisabeth. Read More »
Carthage in Flames (1960) Carmine Gallone, Pierre Brasseur, Daniel Gélin, Anne Heywood, Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, War
Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage. Read More »
Leah Weiss, a Polish Jew, was first forced into prostitution at Auschwitz. Afterwards, she was victimized in medical experiments. Read More »
La morte-saison des amours / The Season for Love (1961) Pierre Kast, Françoise Arnoul, Daniel Gélin, Pierre Vaneck, Comedy, Drama
Sylvain, a suave, witty player as well as an accomplished writer and Genevieve met 10 months ago. Read More »
La romana / Woman of Rome (1954) Luigi Zampa, Gina Lollobrigida, Daniel Gélin, Franco Fabrizi, Drama
During the fascist era, Adriana a beautiful young model, becomes a prostitute after a love affair gone wrong. She meets Mino, a partisan who falls in love with her and wants to redeem her.
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Édouard et Caroline / Edward and Caroline (1951) Jacques Becker, Daniel Gélin, Anne Vernon, Elina Labourdette, Comedy
Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude’s. Read More »
La ligne de démarcation / Line of Demarcation (1966) Claude Chabrol, Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Daniel Gélin, Drama
A small village in the Jura is divided by the river Loue which marks the line of demarcation between Nazi occupied France and freedom. A French officer, Pierre, is released by the Nazi soldiers to find his chateau converted into a German command centre. Whilst he is obliged to co-operate with the enemy, his wife Mary plays a hand in supporting the French resistance. The Nazis step up their activity against the resistance, insisting that any who attempt to cross the line of demarcation will be shot. When his wife is arrested, Pierre decides to switch his allegiance…
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Le souffle au coeur / Murmur of the Heart (1971) Louis Malle, Lea Massari, Benoît Ferreux, Daniel Gélin, Drama, Comedy
This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France. This is France in the mid-1950s rather than America in the 1990s. Thus, Laurent is unharmed by events which would irreparably shatter the self-esteem of a modern American adolescent: he gets drunk, he smokes, he has sex, he is smothered by his mother, he is ignored by his father, a priest makes a pass at him, he gets rheumatoid fever, etc. There’s enough scandalous behavior in this film to make 100 made-for-TV movies, and yet this is a very happy and oddly innocent tale.
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La proie pour l’ombre / Shadows of Adultery (1961) Alexandre Astruc, Annie Girardot, Daniel Gélin, Christian Marquand, Drama
Anna, twenty-seven, married to building contractor Eric, refuses to live in his wake. Craving independence, she can exist through the art gallery she runs, but isn’t this occupation a mere wholesome distraction? When she meets Bruno and become his lover she thinks she will find fulfillment only to realize that she is just another plaything in a man’s hands.
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