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Tag Archives: Juliette Binoche
The Horseman on the Roof AKA Le hussard sur le toit (1995) Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Olivier Martinez, Juliette Binoche, Pierre Arditi
In 1832, cholera ravages Provence (South of France). After several misadventures, Angelo Read More »
The Lovers on the Bridge AKA Les amants du Pont-Neuf (1991) Leos Carax, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant, Daniel Buain
Set against Paris’ oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants Read More »
In My Country AKA Country Of My Skull (2004) John Boorman, Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson
Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa Read More »
In a small town, Hélène is a family matriarch who has devoted her life to preserving the legacy of her artist uncle. Read More »
Le voyage du ballon rouge / Flight of the Red Balloon (2007) Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Drama, Family
In Paris, Chinese cinema student Song Fang is hired to work as the nanny of Simon by his divorced mother Suzanne, who works voicing marionettes in a theater. Read More »
Un divan à New York / A Couch in New York (1996) Chantal Akerman, Juliette Binoche, William Hurt, Stephanie Buttle, Comedy, Romance
Dr. Henry Harriston is a successful psychoanalyst in New York City. When he is near a nervous breakdown, he arranges to change his flat with Beatrice Saulnier from France for a while. Read More »
Copie conforme / Certified Copy (2010) Abbas Kiarostami, Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Drama
James Miller has just written a book on the value of a copy versus the original work of art. Read More »
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) Philip Kaufman, Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Drama, Romance
Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever.
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When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on the community stubbornly rooted in tradition. Within days, she opens an unusual chocolate shop, across the square from the church. Her ability to perceive her customers’ desires and satisfy them with just the right confection, coaxes the villagers to abandon themselves to temptation – just as Lent begins.
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A woman and three men. Nina, who’s come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he’s smitten. She also meets Paulot’s flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot’s jealous dismay, she’s willing to sleep with Quentin, and wants Paulot’s friendship. After a desperate act by Quentin, Nina and Paulot share a flat, but she still won’t take him as a lover; instead, her energy goes into a production of “Romeo and Juliet” directed by a detached, intense man who becomes her father figure. Quentin’s ghost taunts her, Paulot wants to end all contact, and the director plans to return to London. The art of the theater may be her only refuge.
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