Tag Archives: french
Jacques and his friend Gabriel to their forties still have a childhood dream: the Wild West. They want to reach their own Wild West. On their way, the two make a group. Cranky friends arrive in a coal mine, have fun playing cowboys and Indians, free to live their own way fantasy … until they realize that gold is real. The childhood dream becomes a nightmare adult.
Ad ogni costo / Grand Slam (1967) Giuliano Montaldo, Janet Leigh, Robert Hoffmann, Klaus Kinski, Crime, Drama
Professor James Anders is a seemingly mild-mannered teacher, an American working in Rio De Janeiro. Anders, bored with years of teaching, decides to put together a team to pull off a diamond heist during the Rio Carnival. Four international experts are brought together to carry out the robbery: a safe cracking expert, a master thief, a mechanical genius, and a playboy.
Après la guerre / The War Is Over (1989) Jean-Loup Hubert, Richard Bohringer, Antoine Hubert, Julien Hubert, Comedy, Drama, War
The film is set in France in August 1944 at the end of the war. German troops are in retreat as the allies are coming in. Two French boys run from home and on their journey they stumble upon a German soldier. Soon they become friends and together they head towards Lyon…
En compagnie d’Antonin Artaud / My Life and Times with Antonin Artaud (1993) Gérard Mordillat, Sami Frey, Marc Barbé, Julie Jézéquel, Biography, Drama
May, 1946, in Paris young poet Jacques Prevel meets Antonin Artaud, the actor, artist, and writer just released from a mental asylum. Over ten months, we follow the mad Artaud from his cruel coaching of an actress in his “theatre of cruelty” to his semi-friendship with Prevel who buys him drugs and hangs on his every word. Meanwhile, Prevel divides his time between Jany, his blond, young, drug-hazed mistress, and Rolande, his dark-haired, long-suffering wife, who has a child during this time. Cruelty, neglect, poverty, egoism, madness, and the pursuit of art mix on the Left Bank.
Capitaine Conan / Captain Conan (1996) Bertrand Tavernier, Philippe Torreton, Samuel Le Bihan, Bernard Le Coq, Drama, War
Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: “We forgot to take prisoners, Captain.” At war’s end, the unit goes to Bucharest, where Conan tries to keep them out of trouble, defends them when they behave as warriors, and finds he’s unsuited for peacetime. His friendship with Norbert, a teacher turned lieutenant, is tested when Norbert accepts a job as court-martial prosecutor because he’s learned that Conan will be facing charges and he wants to protect his friend. When they are sent to the Russian border to fight Bolsheviks, Conan is back in his element and Norbert is off the hook.
Cent mille dollars au soleil / Greed in the Sun (1964) Henri Verneuil, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Lino Ventura, Reginald Kernan, Action, Adventure, Comedy
Rocco and his female accomplice, Angèle hijack a truck from a trucking company in the Saharan desert. The head of the trucking company, Castigliano hires Rocco’s friend, Hervé and a newly employed German, Hans to go after him and bring back the valuable goods. After the two run into some trouble Castigliano sends a second truck driven by Mitch and Khenouche.
Le refuge / The Refuge (2009) François Ozon, Isabelle Carré, Louis-Ronan Choisy, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Drama
Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she’s pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis’ brother joins her in her refuge.
Mères et filles / Hidden Diary (2009) Julie Lopes-Curval, Catherine Deneuve, Marina Hands, Marie-Josée Croze, Drama
Pregnant and living in Canada, Audrey visits her parents in the small French town of her birth. Over the holiday, she comes to learn the story of the grandmother who gave up her family, left, and never returned – and in doing so compels another revelation from her own mother.