1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Read More »
Tag Archives: François Périer
After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. Read More »
An adaptation of Émile Zola’s 1877 masterpiece L’assommoir, the film is an uncompromising depiction Read More »
Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler Read More »
A man returns to his hometown after 20 years: to the woman he loved and the man who tried to kill him. Read More »
France, 1855. Zélie Fontaine, a twenty-odd-year-old widow and the post mistress of the small provincial town of Argenson Read More »
The Fighter (1983) Alain Delon, Robin Davis, Anne Parillaud, François Périer, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs. Read More »
Tells the story of two people who have met through an ad, a Roman woman bookseller and a provincial north. Read More »
Sylvie et le fantôme / Sylvie and the Phantom (1946) Claude Autant-Lara, Odette Joyeux, François Périer, Pierre Larquey, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie’s father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie’s favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie’s grandmother, killed in a duel.
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Le notti di Cabiria / The Nights of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Franca Marzi, Drama
Cabiria is a wide-eyed waif, a streetwalker living in a poor section of Rome where she owns her little house, has a bank account, and dreams of a miracle. We follow her nights (and days): a boyfriend steals 40,000 lire from her and nearly drowns her, a movie star on the Via Veneto takes her home with him, at a local shrine she seeks the Madonna’s intercession, then she meets an accountant who’s seen her, hypnotized on a vaudeville stage, acting out her heart’s longings. He courts her. Is it fate that led to their meeting? Is this finally a man who appreciates her for who she is?
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Tous peuvent me tuer / Everybody Wants to Kill Me (1957) Henri Decoin, François Périer, Peter van Eyck, Anouk Aimée
The holdup of the bank is a success. All happened according to plan. Now, Cyril Gad and his four accomplices must secure an alibi. What better place than a prison cell? As a result the five gangsters have themselves arrested on minor charges and start waiting until they are released. Unfortunately three of them die mysteriously, another one is openly murdered. The only man still alive, Tony, is scared.
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