Tag Archives: Jacques Gamblin
Sometimes it doesn’t take much to ruin a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, one wrong reaction and suddenly everything goes off track. Nothing seems to be going right for Christine.
Laissez-passer / Safe Conduct (2002) Bertrand Tavernier, Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Biography, Drama, History
In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get “in between the wolf’s teeth and avoid being chewed up”. Fast-living screenwriter Jean Aurenche uses every possible argument to avoid working for the enemy. For both, wartime is a battle for survival.
Dr. Akagi / Kanzô sensei (1998) Shôhei Imamura, Akira Emoto, Kumiko Asô, Jacques Gamblin, Comedy, Drama, History
Dr. Akagi, a rural physician in Japan during WWII, wages a one-man crusade against hepetitis, earning him a reputation as “Dr. Liver.” But his fanatic campaign brings him into disfavor with the Japanese army, and as the war seems more and more hopeless for the Japanese, Dr. Akagi finds himself increasingly a scapegoat.
Mademoiselle (2001) Philippe Lioret, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacques Gamblin, Isabelle Candelier, Zinedine Soualem, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Claire is a young woman who leads a somewhat formatted life. Pierre is an improviser, but not an actor. Brief encounter, brief romance, doomed or not, who can say? When things like that happen, you act on the spur of the moment.
Bellamy / Inspector Bellamy (2009) Claude Chabrol, Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Jacques Gamblin, Crime, Drama, Thriller
As every year, chief inspector Paul Bellamy spends a few days with his wife Françoise in the family house in Nîmes. Jacques, Paul’s stepbrother, turns up unawares, which is bad news since the fellow is an alcoholic good for nothing. Also annoying is this stranger at bay who asks Bellamy for protection. Farewell peaceful holiday!
Le premier homme / The First Man (2011) Gianni Amelio, Michel Crémadès, Jacques Gamblin, Mickaël Batret, Drama
Franco-Italian production filmed in French and Italian directed by Amelio, based on the latest novel by Albert Camus, “The first man” unfinished work published in 1994. The protagonist is Jacques Cormery (alter ego of Camus), who returns to Algeria to remember his childhood.