In the period following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, Roger Laroque became the owner of a small factory. Read More »
Tag Archives: Jean-Pierre Marielle
Four Patches of Grey Velvet AKA 4 mosche di velluto grigio (1971) Dario Argento, Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle
Roberto, a drummer in a rock band, keeps receiving weird phone calls and being followed by a mysterious man. Read More »
In post-revolutionary France, two neighbouring aristocrats (Nicole Garcia and Jean-Pierre Marielle) embark on a dangerous game when they agree to help a Polish agent. Read More »
The owner of a bookshop in Paris suffers a personal crisis. Read More »
Yvonne’s Perfume (1994) Patrice Leconte, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Hippolyte Girardot, Sandra Extercatte
How the life of Victor Chmara toppled during the course of a single day during the summer of 1958? Read More »
All the Mornings of the World (1991) Alain Corneau, Gérard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet
It’s late 17th century. The viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe comes home to find that his wife died while he was away. Read More »
Two men, fortyish, worn out by their wives, abandon everything to go and live in the back of beyond. Read More »
Un Moment d’Egarement / One Wild Moment (1977) Claude Berri, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Victor Lanoux, Christine Dejoux, Comedy
Pierre, 44, contentedly divorced, takes his teen daughter to the Côte d’Azur along with his friend Jacques and Jacques’ own teen daughter, Françoise. Read More »
Les grands ducs / The Grand Dukes (1996) Patrice Leconte, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Comedy
Three aging and failed comedians, Georges Cox, Victor Vialat and Eddie Carpentier, hit the road again with a lousy production of a lousy play, of course under the worst possible conditions.
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On aura tout vu / The Bottom Line (1976) Georges Lautner, Pierre Richard, Miou-Miou, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Comedy
An advertising photographer (Francois) has agreed to sell the poetic script of one of his friends to a porn-maker without his knowledge. Read More »
Faites sauter la banque! / Let’s Rob the Bank (1964) Jean Girault, Louis de Funès, Yvonne Clech, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Comedy, Crime
Shopkeeper Victor Garnier has naively invested his family’s life savings in an African mine, on his banker’s recommendation. Read More »
Demain on déménage / Tomorrow We Move (2004) Chantal Akerman, Sylvie Testud, Aurore Clément, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Comedy
The late Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman brings us an intellectual comedy about a mother and daughter who find themselves living together for the first time in decades. Charlotte, a freelance writer, invites her recently widowed mother, Catherine, to live in her apartment, and the ensuing clutter becomes a source of irritation and strife. When Catherine decides to revitalize her career as a piano teacher, the claustrophobia reaches new and absurd levels. Charlotte continues to pursue her desperate quest for peace as Tomorrow We Move develops into a slyly Jewish tale of rootlessness and familial burdens.
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Let Joy Reign Supreme / Que la fête commence… (1975) Bertrand Tavernier, Philippe Noiret, Jean Rochefort, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Drama, History, War
France, 1719. Louis 14th died four years ago, Philippe d’Orleans is the regent. He is a liberal and a libertine. His right-hand man, Dubois, an atheistic and cupid priest, as libertine as Philippe, tries to take advantage of a little rebellion lead by a Breton squire (Pontallec) and of the famine to become archbishop… Description of the life of the court in this period of transition where the French Revolution smoulders.
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Quelques jours avec moi / A Few Days with Me (1988) Claude Sautet, Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Martial’s mother owns a chain of supermarkets. He had spent some years in a mental hospital because of pervasive indolence. Hoping that an active task may improve his condition, he is sent to inspect one of the supermarkets. The manager had taken a large loan of money belonging to the firm. When exposed he expects to lose his job. Instead friendship develops between him and Martial who remitted the debt. A sexual relation begins between Francine and Martial, without jealousy from her boyfriend Fernand. Suddenly Martial disappears. He was called to his mother’s sickbed. Francine took a job as a waitress. It is not clear if she understood that the owner of the bar would force her to do sexual services for some customers. To save Francine Fernand kills the owner. The only witness is Martial who says ‘Run! Do you want to spend ten years in prison!’ If he takes the murder on him, he will just return to the luxury hospital he recently came from.
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La petite Lili / Little Lili (2003) Claude Miller, Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Drama, Romance
A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the opportunity to work her way into the cinematic world, and for which she swaps her young friend for his mother’s lover. This settled filmmaker takes Lili on a trip to Paris. A few years later the young man has become a filmmaker himself. His first film is inspired by the mentioned holiday. Lili, by now an actress, learns about it and works herself in a refined way into its cast. Ending up as the star of this production. No more than that, for the young filmmaker remains faithful to his wife and young daughter.
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