Tag Archives: french
Raging Bull (1980) Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Biography, Drama, Sport
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he’s a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he’s a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment.
César runs a bar along Marseilles’ port, assisted by his 23 year old son, Marius. Colorful characters abound: M. Panisse, an aging widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, Fanny, who helps her sell cockles; and, various old salts.
François Premier / Francis the First (1937) Christian-Jaque, Fernandel, Mona Goya, Alexandre Rignault, Comedy
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera “Francis I, or the Loves of the Beautiful Ferroniere”.
Action immédiate / To Catch a Spy (1957) Maurice Labro, Henri Vidal, Barbara Laage, Jacques Dacqmine, Comedy, Crime
The blueprints of an aeroplane built from an ultra-secret metal are stolen from national security. French secret service agent Walder believes that the documents are now in Switzerland, in the hands of a man named Lindbaum.
Los pianos mecánicos / The Uninhibited (1965) Juan Antonio Bardem, Melina Mercouri, Hardy Krüger, James Mason, Drama
A daring deconstruction of consumerist behaviour featuring a robot and Miss Clio Darty, with a voiceover by Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, this philosophical “report,” like so many of Godard’s commissions, was rejected by its funders.
La captive du désert / Captive of the Desert (1990) Raymond Depardon, Sandrine Bonnaire, Dobi Koré, Fadi Taha, Drama
Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He feels very happy to be able to return to Paris and to meet Lise, his daughter, again. But, to his dismay, he finds that Lise, through the fault of André, her lover and pimp, has unwillingly committed a murder.