Tag Archives: Jean-Pierre Mocky
Un drôle de paroissien / Thank Heaven for Small Favors (1963) Jean-Pierre Mocky, Bourvil, Francis Blanche, Jean Poiret, Comedy
Gli sbandati / Abandoned / The Disbanded (1955) Francesco Maselli, Lucia Bosé, Isa Miranda, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Drama
Set during WWII, the film is a drama of the Italian resistance, with all the usual clichéd characters in attendance. The central character, a bombed-out gamine who falls in love with an Italian partisan, is played by Lucia Bose, who earned a great deal of praise for her performance. Most of the film deals with the culture-clash between the citified resistance fighters and their rural hosts.
Le témoin / The Witness (1978) Jean-Pierre Mocky, Alberto Sordi, Philippe Noiret, Roland Dubillard, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Robert Maurisson killes a young girl who used to pose(as an angel!) for Antonio Berti,a painter in charge of restoring a church. Berti knows that. Then a good psychological suspense begins, enhanced by an angelic choir in the church.
A mort l’arbitre / Kill the Referee (1984) Jean-Pierre Mocky, Michel Serrault, Carole Laure, Eddy Mitchell, Thriller
During an orgy with minor girls, some old and wealthy notables are being murdered by a small group of leftist young revolutionaries. Very soon the police are tracking down Virgile Cabral, the leader of the group. Meanwhile, Virgile’s brother and only relative, Vincent, a violonist (and a thief), comes back to Paris. They have not seen each other for three years. Vincent does not believe in the revolution. He only tries to live as he wishes to live. But by looking for his hunted down brother, he has no other choice than to be involved in a fight which is not his.
An innocent couple who were observing the “color” of a local festival begin to feel afraid because of the eerie happenings at the celebration, and they decide to get out of there before they too, are turned into a robotic shadow of their former selves. Their escape includes an interlude in a wooden coffin as they go through a cave along a subterranean river.
A prisoner escapes and kidnaps a woman with her he falls in love. He’s involved in a bad business where politicians and underworld are leading the dance. He’ll die like the albatross in Baudelaire’s poem.