An adaptation of Abbe Prevost’s classic French novel ‘Manon Lescaut’, updated to post-World War II France Read More »
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A vicious series of poison-pen letters spreads rumours, suspicion and fear among the inhabitants of a small French town Read More »
Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous guy. Read More »
Miquette et sa mère / Miquette (1950) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Louis Jouvet, Bourvil, Saturnin Fabre, Comedy
In 1900, Miquette, the pretty daughter of the widow Grandier, decides to become an actress after seeing a play performed by the Monchablon theatre company. Read More »
Les espions / The Spies (1957) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Curd Jürgens, Peter Ustinov, O.E. Hasse, Drama, Mystery
A psychiatrist, desperate for money to keep his faltering practice running, makes a deal with a spy to hide a mysterious person in his clinic in return for a million francs. Read More »
The Wages Of Fear / Le salaire de la peur (1953) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route. As they ferry their explosive cargo to a faraway oil fire, each bump and jolt tests their courage, their friendship, and their nerves. The result is one of the greatest thrillers ever committed to celluloid, a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot.
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La vérité / The Truth (1960) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Brigitte Bardot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel, Drama
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique’s former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more finely-shaded picture of the personalities of Dominique and Gilbert, and of their relationship, than the eloquent and convincing justifications of the counsels.
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L’assassin habite… au 21 / The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (1942) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Pierre Fresnay, Suzy Delair, Jean Tissier, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Dapper Inspector Vorobechik (‘Wens’ for short) is assigned the case of a serial killer who leaves a calling card on his victims; Monsieur Durand. Wens’ mistress, struggling actress Mila Malou, determines to get publicity for herself by helping him. Learning that Durand is one of the eccentric tenants of a boarding house at No. 21 Avenue Junot, Wens takes a room in the guise of a Protestant minister; only to be followed by Mila who hardly seems like a minister’s wife!
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