Tag Archives: Nathalie Baye
Sauve qui peut (la vie) / Every Man For Himself (1980) Jean-Luc Godard, Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Drama
Une semaine de vacances / A Week’s Vacation (1980) Bertrand Tavernier, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald, Drama
During a family meal, Cedric, 32, learns that his sister is expecting a baby. While the news is met with sincere excitement by the whole family, for Cedric – who still lives with his parents – it resonates strangely, mixed with a certain resentment. Cedric, whose simple dream – a trip to Austria – is subject to discussion, will turn his resentment into anger and then fury. During the family celebration, he will try to establish, in front of everyone, the prejudice that he says he is the victim of. Between denial and paranoia, revolt and false pretences, how far is a family willing to go to keep its equilibrium? When must it start to suppress the right to be different?
Le retour de Martin Guerre / The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) Daniel Vigne, Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Maurice Barrier, Biography, Crime, Drama
Le petit lieutenant / The Young Lieutenant (2005) Xavier Beauvois, Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Crime, Drama
When a fresh young police academy graduate from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure world of the Parisian homicide squad, his schoolteacher wife is reluctant to go with him. He moves into a rooming house that caters to single cops as he embraces his fellow officers as an extended family. He becomes close to an Arab officer and his boss, a very professional but lonely, middle-aged female detective who is also a recovering alcoholic. Routine police procedure gives way to an intensive search among the city’s homeless for an undocumented Russian immigrant who may be responsible for a series of violent crimes.
They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet. He responded to her ad seeking someone to fulfil her fantasy for “a pornographic affair”. This is their first meeting in a Paris café. He’s a little reticent. She wants to know whether or not he’s hairy. (He is; he’s Spanish.) They retire to a nearby hotel room. The door of the room closes. Unseen, the affair is consummated… They continue to see one another regularly each week. They find they get along well together. Soon she suggests that they try normal sex the next time…
Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant (“balance”) is murdered, the cops have to scramble for a replacement. Deciding on Dede, they begin to put a nasty squeeze on him and Nicole.