Tag Archives: Louis Malle
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) Louis Malle, Wallace Shawn, Phoebe Brand, George Gaynes, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Milou en mai / May Fools (1990) Louis Malle, Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli, Michel Duchaussoy, Comedy, Romance
Crackers (1984) Louis Malle, Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Le monde du silence / The Silent World (1956) Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Louis Malle, Frédéric Dumas, Albert Falco, Documentary
This pioneering nature documentary investigates aquatic habitats in various locations around the world. It doesn’t shy away from the brutality present in the natural world, but it also paints a fascinating picture of underwater exploration.
Embittered Vietnam veteran Shang (Ed Harris) feels like he is at war with the Vietnamese immigrants who recently moved into his hometown of Alamo Bay. He sees their presence as a threat to his Gulf Coast livelihood, shrimp fishing, especially after his boat is repossessed. Shang’s ex-girlfriend Glory (Amy Madigan) refuses to buy into the townsfolk’s racism and instead sticks with her Vietnamese hires, even though the xenophobic backlash is becoming increasingly violent.
Pretty Baby (1978) [Uncut 109min] Louis Malle, Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Drama
In 1917, in the red light district Storyville, New Orleans, the prostitute Hattie lives with her twelve year-old daughter Violet in the fancy brothel of Madame Nell, where she works. Photographer Ernest J. Bellocq has an attraction to Hallie and Violet and he is an habitué of the whorehouse. One day, Madame Nell auctions Violet’s virginity and the winner pays the fortune of US$ 400 to spend the night with the girl. Then Hattie marries a wealthy client and moves to Saint Louis, leaving Violet in the brothel alone. Violet decides to marry Bellocq and she moves to his house. Until the day that Hattie, who has overcome her past, comes to Bellocq’s house with the intention to take Violet with her.
A member of Parliament (Irons) falls passionately in love with his son’s fiancée. They pursue their affair with obsessive abandon despite the dangers of discovery and what it would do to his complacent life and his son. Completely obsessed, he wants to give up his current lifestyle to be with her. She has no intention of allowing him to do this, preferring to have her marriage to the son as a cover. They are eventually discovered, and must deal with the damage. Based on the novel by Josephine Hart.