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Tag Archives: Jacques Perrin
The Warm Life AKA La calda vita (1964) Florestano Vancini, Catherine Spaak, Fabrizio Capucci, Jacques Perrin
Attractive teenager Sergia usually hangs out with her older sister and her circle of mature friends. Read More »
Jacques Perrin was awarded Best Actor at the 1966 Venice Film Festival for his gripping portrayal Read More »
The education of a princess wrapped in a love story. Read More »
Retired police officer Daniel Pratt’s teenage daughter is killed by a gang of hooded men. Read More »
Compartiment tueurs / The Sleeping Car Murders (1965) Costa-Gavras, Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. Read More »
La ragazza con la valigia / Girl with a Suitcase (1961) Valerio Zurlini, Claudia Cardinale, Jacques Perrin, Luciana Angiolillo, Drama, Romance
Lorenzo, who’s 16 and born to a wealthy family in Parma, tries to make things right toward a showgirl, Aida, whom his older brother has mistreated. In extending kindness and standing up for her, he comes of age. But, is there anything he can do that will alter Aida’s situation or her prospects?
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1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo’s recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age twenty-seven in Florence. Their mother passed away days after Lorenzo’s birth due to complications from the childbirth exacerbated by illness. With their veteran father still in hospital at the time unable to care for the children, Lorenzo was taken in by Sig. Salocchi, the butler of a wealthy English baron, literally to be raised as his and his wife’s son in privilege, while Enrico remained with their maternal grandmother in relative poverty. The brothers did not truly get to spend time with and get to know each other until 1935 when Lorenzo was on the cusp of adulthood. For Enrico, theirs ended up being a largely strained but still loving relationship.
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La 317ème section / The 317th Platoon (1965) Pierre Schoendoerffer, Jacques Perrin, Bruno Cremer, Pierre Fabre
In 1954, the Indochina War begins to come to a close following France’s defeat by the Viet Minh at the deadly Battle of Dîen Bîen Phû. French forces are in full retreat and risk being overrun at every turn — including the 317th Platoon, a unit of French soldiers and Laotian allies who are led by the idealistic but inexperienced sous-lieutenant Torrens and adjutant Willsdorf, a former soldier in the German Wehrmacht during WWII. Their survival depends on completing a trek through the dense, jungle-laden, expanse of enemy territory that stands between them and the safety of the nearest French outpost.
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