A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle Read More »
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Spotlight on a Murderer (1961) Georges Franju, Pierre Brasseur, Pascale Audret, Marianne Koch, Drama, Mystery
When he sees his days are old count Hervé p Kéraudren decides to hide in a secret alcove and to perish there, simply to frighten his heirs. Read More »
Carthage in Flames (1960) Carmine Gallone, Pierre Brasseur, Daniel Gélin, Anne Heywood, Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance, War
Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage. Read More »
La vie a deux / Life Together (1958) Clément Duhour, Pierre Brasseur, Danielle Darrieux, Sophie Desmarets, Comedy
The writer Pierre Carot became rich and famous with his book “Life as a Couple”, which was based on the loving relationships of four couples. Read More »
Les yeux sans visage / Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju, Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Drama, Horror
After causing an accident that left his daughter Christiane severely disfigured, the brilliant surgeon Dr. Génessier works tirelessly to give the girl a new face. He does so however by kidnapping young women and attempting face transplants. He has been woefully unsuccessful to date. The doctor’s world begins to collapse around him when his daughter realizes just what he has been doing.
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Les portes de la nuit / Gates of the Night (1946) Marcel Carné, Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani, Yves Montand, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
It’s Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not only does he soon discover that she’s married but also that during the Nazi occupation her brother Guy gave Jean’s best friend Raymond away to the Gestapo.
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Porte des Lilas / The Gates of Paris (1957) René Clair, Pierre Brasseur, Georges Brassens, Henri Vidal
Juju, a drunken oaf who feels the need of being important to someone—anyone—and his friend, an artist, are forced at gunpoint to care for a fugitive, Peirre Barbier, in Juju’s broken-down home. The urge for being needed is such in Juju that he gives up drinking and takes care of Pierre, even after he learns that Pierre has been making love to Maria, the girl Juju loves. Plans are made for Pierre’s escape, and Maria is to join him over her father’s protests. Marua steals money from her father and begs Juju to take it to Pierre. When Juju finds that Pierre plans to double-cross Maria, he kills him. Juju takes the money to his artist-friend, he tells him to return it to Maria, as coming from Pierre, so she won’t think she has been betrayed. Juju returns to drinking and being a drunk.
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La legge / The Law (1959) Jules Dassin, Gina Lollobrigida, Pierre Brasseur, Marcello Mastroianni, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Marietta, servant of aristocrat Don Cesare, is the bellezza of an Italian town where men gather nightly in the tavern for the ‘game of the Law,’ selecting one by lot to boss and humiliate the others. Illicit passions abound: the judge’s wife pursues Francesco, son of crime boss Matteo, who is after Marietta (so is her brother-in-law); Marietta wants engineer Enrico for a husband, but he claims he’s too poor to marry. So she decides to steal herself a dowry!
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