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Mistress of the World AKA Les mystères d’Angkor (1960) William Dieterle, Richard Angst, Martha Hyer, Micheline Presle, Carlos Thompson
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L’assassino AKA The Assassin (1961) Elio Petri, Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni
The antiquarian Alfredo Martelli is brought to a police precinct without any explanation and interviewed by Inspector Palumbo. Read More »
Gervais and his friend Bernard, two prisoners of war, manage to escape from the camp where they are held. Read More »
Le diable au corps AKA Devil in the Flesh (1947) Claude Autant-Lara, Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Denise Grey
During World War I, underage student Francois Jaubert meets and falls in love with Marthe Grangier, who is engaged to Jacques, a soldier at the Front. Read More »
This film is an adaptation of two stories by Guy de Maupassant, Tallow Ball and Mademoiselle Fifi. Read More »
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Il diavolo nel cervello / Devil in the Brain (1972) Sergio Sollima, Stefania Sandrelli, Keir Dullea, Micheline Presle, Mystery, Thriller
A child suspected of killing his father is imprisoned in a mental hospital. A doctor finds him mentally healthy and begins to suspect another explanation. Read More »
Blind Date / Chance Meeting (1959) Joseph Losey, Hardy Krüger, Stanley Baker, Micheline Presle, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacquleine Cousteau, an elegant, sophisticated Frenchwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. Read More »
Five Day Lover / L’amant de cinq jours (1961) Philippe de Broca, Jean Seberg, Micheline Presle, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Comedy, Drama
During Madeleine’s fashion show Claire meets Antoine and becomes his mistress. Due to the fact that she’s married (to a wealthy man) she only spends a few days a week with him. Antoine is also rich, and often taken to meetings by his chauffeur, Marius. However things are more complicated: Antoine is Madeleine lover (Claire’s best friend) while George, Claire’s husband is quite rich and has a modest job. Everything works perfectly until Madeleine discovers the truth. She prepares her vengéance and organizes a celebration which she invites Antoine, Claire and George.
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L’amour d’une femme / The Love of a Woman (1953) Jean Grémillon, Micheline Presle, Massimo Girotti, Gaby Morlay, Drama
Marie Prieur, a young doctor, decides to settle down on Ushant, a remote island belonging to Brittany. Little by little she manages to be accepted by the population. One day she meets André Lorenzi, a handsome engineer, and it is love at first sight. Life is wonderful for a while but André wants to marry her only if she remains at home. Despite her strong feelings for André, Marie refuses to give up her vocation and the two lovers part. Marie finds herself alone, with a broken heart.
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La religieuse / The Nun (1966) Jacques Rivette, Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle, Drama
In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de Chelles) treat her in radically different ways, ranging from maternal concern, to sadistic persecution, to lesbian desire. Suzanne’s virtue brings disaster to everyone in this faithful adaptation of a bitter attack on religious abuses by the Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot.
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Shekvarebuli kulinaris ataserti retsepti / A Chef in Love (1996) Nana Dzhordzhadze, Nino Kirtadze, Pierre Richard, Micheline Presle, Comedy, Romance
The story of Pascal Ichak, a larger-than-life French traveller, bon vivant, and chef, who falls in love with Georgia and a Georgian princess in the early 1920s. All is well until the arrival of the Red Army of the Caucasus, as the Soviet revolution that has swept Russian comes to Georgia. Told as a flashback from the present, as a French-Georgian man whose mother was Pascal’s lover translates his memoirs for Pascal’s niece.
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La nuit fantastique / Fantastic Night (1942) Marcel L’Herbier, Fernand Gravey, Micheline Presle, Saturnin Fabre, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Denis is distracted: he’s studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus, whenever he closes his eyes, he dreams of a mysterious woman in white. His girlfriend Nina is annoyed at him for his inattention, so she steps out behind his back with a friend of his. One night, while napping at the flower mart, he pursues the mystery woman in what he thinks is a dream, and finds himself with her in a restaurant with her father and her fiancé, then on to a magic shop, the Louvre, a nightclub, and a mental asylum. During the night, he discovers a plot against her, and still believing it’s a dream, goes to great lengths to try to save her.
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A philandering young dress designer plays fast and loose with the hearts of all the fair maidens he encounters, and leaves them in a Paris lurch. But when he meets the fiancée of his best friend, he falls deeply and truly in love with her. The girl is soon faced with two choices; marry the reliable fiancée whom she doesn’t love, or run off with the dress designer with whom she is infatuated. She sees that she also has a third option and makes the wise choice…she rejects both. The dress designer is not too well equipped for accepting rejection, and he makes a bad decision.
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