When political thugs murder an opponent’s volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Read More »
Tag Archives: Pierre Granier-Deferre
The Last Train (1973) Pierre Granier-Deferre, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Romy Schneider, Maurice Biraud, Drama, War
May 1940 – Germany invades Europe, people panic and try to flee by any means possible. Read More »
Une étrange affaire / Strange Affair (1981) Pierre Granier-Deferre, Michel Piccoli, Gérard Lanvin, Nathalie Baye, Drama
Louis Coline assists the head of advertising of a department store in decline. Read More »
La cage / The Cage (1975) Pierre Granier-Deferre, Lino Ventura, Ingrid Thulin, William Sabatier, Drama, Thriller
Julien, a successful property developer, gets more than he bargained for when he accepts an invitation to dinner with his ex-wife Hélène at her detached residence in the suburbs of Paris. Read More »
La Horse / The Horse (1970) Pierre Granier-Deferre, Jean Gabin, Danièle Ajoret, Michel Barbey, Crime, Thriller
Near the Baie de la Seine swamps, opposite the Port of Le Havre, Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules with an iron hand. Things go awry the day he discovers one of his grandsons is involved in drug traffic. To make matters worse, the reckless youth has hidden the white powder in the Maroilleur farm. Without a moment’s hesitation, Auguste gets rid of the toxic substance but, of course, the mob has different views…
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La race des seigneurs / Creezy (1974) Pierre Granier-Deferre, Alain Delon, Sydne Rome, Jeanne Moreau, Drama
Julien Dandieu, leader of the socialist political party PRU is asked to be part of the new conservative government as minister of foreign affairs. However his reputation is somewhat tarnished by his adulterous relationship with Creezy, a fashion model seen on every magazine cover. Ready to sacrifice his family for his career, he is eventually faced with the ultimate choice: his career ambitions or a lifetime with his beautiful girlfriend, who has recently mysteriously disappeared.
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On August 4, 1936, General Metaxas declared martial law in Greece. A union leader using the name Boutros is sought in Athens by Primoukis, a ruthless police leader. Boutros narrowly escapes and, early the next morning, jumps through the window of Marchese Margot Santorini, the wealthy Austrian-born wife of Rico, a penniless Italian diplomat and playboy. Margot is bored and without purpose: aiding Boutros’s escape invigorates her, and soon she is in love. The film briefly jumps to 1945 when Rico and Raoul (who assisted her out of love) meet in France to talk about her fate, and then jumps 30 years to Margot’s daughter’s visit to Greece to find out about her father.
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