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.
Tag Archives: french
Coup de torchon (1981) Bertrand Tavernier, Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Comedy, Crime, Drama
1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty trick occurs. But one day, he turns into a machiavellian exterminating angel.
De Sade (1969) Cy Endfield, Roger Corman, Keir Dullea, Senta Berger, Lilli Palmer, Biography, Drama, History
Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade’s life from childhood to manhood. A life infamous for erotic behavior, going from woman to woman, seeking a love that eludes him.
Céline et Julie vont en bateau / Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) Jacques Rivette, Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Ce jour-là / That Day (2003) Raoul Ruiz, Bernard Giraudeau, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Luc Bideau, Comedy, Crime, Drama
A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be released from the asylum and led to his house. However, the psychopath and the daughter fall for each other.
Thérèse Raquin / The Adultress (1953) Marcel Carné, Simone Signoret, Raf Vallone, Jacques Duby, Crime, Drama, Romance
Therese has a boring life. She married Camille, her cousin, a sickly haberdasher, fully dominated by his mother (who lives with them). She dreams about passion. One day comes a truckdriver, Laurent… and of course they fall in love. But they will be pursued by fate.
Je l’aimais / Someone I Loved (2009) Zabou Breitman, Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Florence Loiret Caille, Drama, Romance
One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who’s just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre’s secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
La Naissance de l’amour / The Birth of Love (1993) Philippe Garrel, Lou Castel, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Johanna ter Steege, Drama
Middle-aged artistes provide the focus of this drama filmed in black and white. The story is set in Paris around the time of the Gulf War. Paul is an actor leading a drab directionless existence. He has an affair with Ulrika, a woman half his age. His wife, with whom he constantly argues, is pregnant with their second child. He does not interact much with his teenage son. Much of the film centers around the emptiness of his life.