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Born: April 26, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: France Profession: Music ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Hasards ou coincidences (1998)
Myriam is a single woman raising a young son. She meets and is immediately drawn to Pierre, an art forger with an interest in Soutine's work. They go on a long vacation together, taking in Paris, New York, and Turkey (where they see the original settings for the paintings). Myriam loses her camera -
2.
Smic, Smac, Smoc (1971) as Blind Man

Music (feature film)

3.
What Love May Bring (2011)
A woman reflects on the five great love affairs of her life.
4.
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
What are the odds of getting even? Danny Ocean and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist--to defend one of their own. But they're going to need more than luck on their side to break The Bank. Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean's friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff, putting the distraught Reuben in a hospital bed in critical condition. But Bank miscalculated--badly. He may have taken down one of the original Ocean's eleven, but he left the others standing and, worse for him, gave them a shared purpose: to take Bank down on the night of what should be his greatest triumph--the grand opening of his new casino, appropriately named The Bank. Their strategy is twofold. First they will ruin him financially by turning the tables on the precept that the house always wins. But that's just money. The knockout punch will be to Bank's personal pride and joy: his reputation as the only hotelier who has earned the Royal Review Board's Five Diamond Award on every single one of his hotels. The plan is elaborate, dangerous and damn near impossible--but there are no limits when it comes to one of their own.
5.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
An IRS auditor has his life interrupted by the sound of a personal narrator who knows his every thought, feeling and action, including when and where he will die.
6.
Lake House, The (2006)
Feeling that it's time for a change in her life, Dr. Kate Forster leaves the suburban Illinois locale where she completed her residency and takes a job at a busy Chicago hospital. One thing she is reluctant to leave behind is the uniquely beautiful house she's been renting--a spacious and artfully
7.
Courage d'aimer, Le (2005)
A street singer, a robber, a cleaning lady, a waitress, a salesman: all these destinies cross in France of today.
8.
Genre Humain: Les Parisiens, Le (2004)
A sweeping look at numerous random "specimens" of people living in Paris, all looking for the same thing in their lives: love.
9.
In-Laws, The (2003) as Song ("A Man And A Woman (Un Homme Et Une Femme)")
When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Mean
10.
Bringing Down the House (2003) as Song ("A Man And A Woman")
A man meets and falls in love with a woman online, only to find out later she's in jail. The woman then escapes from jail and comes looking for him to help clear her name.
11.
Kid Stays in the Picture, The (2002) as Song ("Skating In Central Park"); Song ("Snow Frolic"); Song ("Theme From Love Story")
The life story of legendary Hollywood producer and studio chief Robert Evans. The first actor to ever to run a film studio, Robert Evans' film career started in 1956, at a poolside in the Beverly Hills Hotel. His good looks, charm, and overwhelming confidence captured the eye of screen legend Norma
12.
Une pour toutes (2000) as Music
Three out of work actresses decide to team up and use their charms to seduce a trio of wealthy, would-be patrons on a Concorde flight from France to the USA.
13.
200 Cigarettes (1999) as Song ("Love Story")
On New Year's Eve in New York, 1981, Monica is terrified that nobody will come to her party. Even her best friend will only come when bribed with first refusal on Monica's ex-boyfriend Eric, who hasn't even arrived. Eric, meanwhile is a trendy downtown artist, who is at a club with current squeeze Bridget and her pal Caitlyn. But Bridget fancies the cute bartender. Meanwhile, Monica's teenage cousin from Long Island is coming to the party with a friend, but they are lost and terrified somewhere is the East Village. And in a cafe, Lucy and Kevin, terrifed of being alone at midnight, consider turning their friendship into something more.
14.
Hasards ou coincidences (1998) as Music
Myriam is a single woman raising a young son. She meets and is immediately drawn to Pierre, an art forger with an interest in Soutine's work. They go on a long vacation together, taking in Paris, New York, and Turkey (where they see the original settings for the paintings). Myriam loses her camera -
15.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) as Song ("A Man And A Woman")
A 28-year-old woman, who years earlier made a pact with her closest male friend that if neither were married in ten years time they would marry one another, now faces the fact that the man is about to marry someone else. He asks her to be his "best man" and she agrees, planning to go to the ceremony and then break up the couple before they exchange their vows. Instead, she accepts the turn of events and realizes she doesn't need to be married to be happy.
16.
Hommes, femmes: mode d'emploi (1996) as Music
A charismatic scoundrel and an actor-turned-cop get a crash course in the essentials of love, work and health.
17.
Les Miserables (1995) as Composer ("Les Miserables" "La Valse Du Xxeme Siecle")
Loosely based on Victor Hugo's classic 1862 novel. Henri Fortin is a rough-hewn but good-hearted man whose trials and tribulations echo the story of Hugo's hero, Jean Valjean. Though born in the humblest of circumstances, Fortin encounters a diverse array of people in his life and is alternately perceived as a savior and a villain as the fortunes of the world are rocked by the events leading up to, including and immediately following the Second World War.
18.
One Hundred and One Nights (1995) as Music Excerpts
A tribute to the movies as both collective memory and living art form as told through the reminiscences of a 100-year-old wheel-chair bound gentleman named Simon. Cinema. He lives in a splendid chateau whose every inch overflows with cinemabilia. Monsieur Cinema hires a young attractive film student
19.
Les Miserables (1995) as Music
Loosely based on Victor Hugo's classic 1862 novel. Henri Fortin is a rough-hewn but good-hearted man whose trials and tribulations echo the story of Hugo's hero, Jean Valjean. Though born in the humblest of circumstances, Fortin encounters a diverse array of people in his life and is alternately perceived as a savior and a villain as the fortunes of the world are rocked by the events leading up to, including and immediately following the Second World War.
20.
Tout ca... pour ca! (1993) as Music
Three bums are brought together in a hospital following their respective suicide attempts. Their stories criss-cross with those of two upper-middle-class couples who're engaged in an adulterous criss-cross of their own.
21.
Inconnu dans la Maison, L' (1992) as Music
A celebrated lawyer, who has let everything go since his wife's suicide, decides to defend his estranged daughter's lower-class lover when he's implicated in a murder at the lawyer's own home.
22.
Belle Histoire, La (1992) as Music
A gypsy and a con woman are destined to come together.
23.
There Were Days and Moons (1990) as Music
The potent combination of Daylight Saving and a full moon leads to heightened conflict for assorted characters.
24.
Ripoux Contre Ripoux (1990) as Music
Rene is a cynical veteran of the Montmartre police department with a belief that everyone is guilty of something. He'll also take payoffs from anyone, including criminals in exchange for their freedom. His young partner, Francois, has begun to share Rene's less than upstanding practices, but really
25.
Itineraire d'un enfant gate, L' (1989) as Music
A middle-aged industrialist fakes his death and travels the world by sea. On his travels he meets the man who will save his failing company and marry his daughter.
26.
Aten, Der (1989) as Music
Twenty years of a young woman's sister is murdered, she finds that the murderer is living in her neighborhood.
27.
Too Beautiful For You (1989) as Music
A successful executive, married to a beautiful woman, begins an affair with his homely secretary.
28.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) as Song ("Theme From Love Story (Finale)")
Aliens meet Valley girls.
29.
Bernadette (1988) as Music
The childhood of Saint Bernadette Soubirous in which she sees a vision of the Virgin Mary and enters the convent.
30.
Les Pyramides bleues (1988) as Music
31.
Bandits (1987) as Music
A gentleman bandit who steals from the rich is released from prison and reunited with his beautiful daughter.
32.
33.
Dark Eyes (1987) as Music
A middle-aged waiter reminisces about his family and his one great love affair.
34.
36.
Les Ripoux (1985) as Music
37.
Marie: A True Story (1985) as Music
A political appointee risks her job and her life to expose corruption.
38.
Canicule (1984) as Music
39.
40.
Edith et Marcel (1982) as Music
41.
Madame Claude 2 (1981) as Song ("J'Attends L'Amour")
42.
Beyond The Reef (1981) as Music
Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be sixteen feet long. Tikoyo believes that his companion houses the soul of a wise old man, and helps him guard the sa
43.
Madame Claude 2 (1981) as Music
44.
Les Uns et les autres (1981) as Music
Various family histories are covered over a 45-year period of the 20th century.
45.
nous deux, A (1979) as Music
46.
Robert et Robert (1978) as Song Performer
47.
Oliver's Story (1978) as Song ("Oliver'S Theme")
After the death of his wife Jenny, Oliver Barrett tries to ease the pain of his loss by throwing himself into this work as a lawyer. Not only d s this not help him emotionally, but his political views which run counter than those of the senior partners and his inconsolable grief is wearing on everyo
48.
Les Ringards (1978) as Music
49.
Chat et la Souris, Le (1978) as Music
50.
Leidenschaftliche Bluemchen (1978) as Music
This film tells the story about a group of girls at an exclusive German girls boarding school. Across the lake is an exclusive boys boarding school...
51.
Robert et Robert (1978) as Music
52.
International Velvet (1978) as Music
In this sequel to National Velvet, a former racing champ helps turn a delinquent girl into an Olympic rider.
53.
Widows' Nest (1977) as Music
Three sisters are living peacefully in Cuba when some unwelcome visitors arrive and revive unhappy memories.
54.
Another Man, Another Chance (1977) as Music
A young girl falls in love with a photographer who soon takes her with him when he emigrates to America.
55.
Bilitis (1977) as Music
56.
Corps de Mon Ennemi, Le (1976) as Music
Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a football star lie slaughtered. He thinks he has been framed by the mob. Going underground, he finds that the trail leads all the way to the top - to Gilberte's family. He needs friends. And friends are hard to come by in his town.
57.
Anima Persa (1976) as Music
59.
Emmanuelle l'anti-vierge (1976) as Music
60.
Hustle (1975) as Song ("A Man And A Woman")
Cynical policeman Phil Gaines is investigating the case of a dead porn actress/stripper whose body was found on the beach. Things are complicated when the dead woman's father decides to conduct his own investigation.
62.
Bon et les mechants, Le (1975) as Music
63.
Sex Symbol, The (1974)
A thinly disguised drama based on Marilyn Monroe's life and death, with Connie Stevens flaunting her undeniable charms, Shelley Winters as a Hollywood gossip columnist, Don Murray as an attractive married U.S. Senator, Nehemiah Persoff as a European-accented studio czar, James Olson as a cerebral ar
64.
Visit To A Chief's Son (1974) as Music
An American anthropologist takes his son with him when he goes to East Africa to study a tribe there. Both father and son benefit from their experiences on the trip.
65.
Mariage (1974) as Music
66.
Un Amour de pluie (1974) as Music
67.
And Now My Love (1974) as Music
The movie follows the lives of a woman and a man starting from several generations earlier. The story spans a whole century and several continents.
68.
Bonne Annee, La (1973) as Music
Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of a life changed not only by his daring plan to rob a jewellers in out-of-season Cannes but by someone special he met there.
69.
Par le sang des autres (1973) as Music
A young mental patient kidnaps a woman and her daughter and holds them hostage, demanding the company of a beautiful girl in a nearby village as ransom.
70.
Un Homme Libre (1973) as Music
71.
And Hope to Die (1972) as Music Composition
A French criminal moves to Canada where he joins a gang who intend to kidnap a crimelord's mentally challenged daughter. When they do kidnap the girl she accidentally dies, but the group continue with their plan as nothing has gone wrong.
72.
Aventure c'est l'aventure, L' (1972) as Music
When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in Latin America. They get framed by a guerrilla leader, who had been kidnapped by them before, and while being tried the French Government decides to let them flee to Africa where they get on with the same old game.
73.
Petit Matin, Le (1971) as Music
74.
Les Petroleuses (1971) as Music
75.
Smic, Smac, Smoc (1971) as Music
76.
Love Story (1970) as Music Score
Students from opposite sides of the tracks fight for their love.
77.
The Games (1970) as Music
The Games is about four marathon runners from different countries who are preparing for the Rome Olympics. The movie takes you through some of the runners personal training schedules before finally showing the marathon.
78.
Rider on the Rain (1970) as Mus & mus cond
A beautiful young woman in the South of France is stalked by, then raped by, a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. Later, an American investigator turns up, and to her horror he seems to know everything about what she has done......
79.
Love Is a Funny Thing (1970) as Music
Two French filmmakers working in the U.S. fall in love with each other.
80.
Hello--Goodbye (1970) as Music
Harry England, a British car salesman on a trip to France meets a Baroness when her Rolls-Royce Breaks down. They spend a few days together and become lovers before she disappers one night, but Harry does not know her surname. The Baron then hires Harry to teach his teenage son about cars on their country estate. Harry discovers the Baroness again and their affair continues. Harry falls in love and asks the Baroness to leave the Baron who has taken up with a lady of his own. Hello-Goodbye is a light comedy where one of the funny moments occurs with a drunk Harry driving a prize vintage car into a swimming pool.
81.
House of Cards (1969) as Composer
Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, tutor of young Paul de Villemont; in Villemont Manor he discovers the plot and, after the kidnapping of the boy, he travels to Rome, where the organization would exchange Paul with a list of members stolen by Davis to give to the press.
82.
Grenoble (1969) as Composer
83.
Mayerling (1969) as Music Score
True story of Austria''s Crown Prince Rudolph and his tragic love for a commoner.
84.
Action Man (1969) as Music
A retired, and now wealthy, old crook teams up with an American to pull one last heist job.
85.
Hannibal Brooks (1969) as Music Composition
A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.
86.
House of Cards (1969) as Music
Leschenhaut and Morillon are trying to organize a plot to overthrow the French government and set up a new fascist organization. Their plans are interrupted by Davis, an American boxer, tutor of young Paul de Villemont; in Villemont Manor he discovers the plot and, after the kidnapping of the boy, he travels to Rome, where the organization would exchange Paul with a list of members stolen by Davis to give to the press.
87.
3 Into 2 Won't Go (1969) as Music Composition
Steve Howard, a British sales executive living in Manchester, England, begins an affair with a young hitchhiker, Elle Patterson, to emotionally get away from his marriage to his wife Francis. But when Elle moves into a room in Steve and Francis's house, he must keep the true nature of his relationship with Elle under wraps at all costs.
88.
Life Love Death (1969) as Music
"Life, Love, Death" was made before the abolition of capital punishment in France. Its central message is the inhumanity of the guillotine. The film, which is shot somewhat in a cinema verite style, divides roughly into three acts. In Act One, there is a series of murders of prostitutes in Paris. An obviously deeply disturbed man is hiring these prostitutes and then strangling them. Suspicion falls on Frantois (Amidou), a married man with a child. The police put him under surveillance. (Viewers will recognize the inspector in charge of the team as Marcel Bozzuffi, who would play Popeye Doyle's nemesis in The French Connection a couple of years later.) Ironically, Frantois is experiencing spiritual healing and renewal through the power of love---not with his wife, of course, this being a French film, but through an affair with a beautiful young woman he has met (not a prostitute). But just as this is happening and Frantois seems to have lost the need to commit violent crimes, he is arrested. Act Two is the arraignment, trial and exposition of Frantois's life and history. His recent transformation, of course, makes no impression on the court, and he is sentenced to death by guillotine. Act Three is a documentary-style record of Frantois's last days in prison and his execution. The last scene in the film is an image of the guillotine's blade beginning its descent; it slows and freezes and there is a fade to black, as a voiceover issues a passionate plea for abolition of the guillotine.
89.
Grenoble (1969) as Music
90.
I'll Never Forget What's 'Is Name (1968) as Music Composition
Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past.
91.
The Bobo (1967) as Music
To land a job, an aspiring singer has to seduce a heartless gold digger.
92.
Live for Life (1967) as Music
Robert Colomb (Yves Montand), a famous TV newscaster, is married to Catherine (Annie Girardot), but is continually unfaithful. He is about to replace his current mistress, Mireille (Irene Tunc), with Jacqueline (Anouk Ferjak)when he meets, and becomes fascinated with Candice (Candice Bergen.) He takes her along on an assignment in Kenya and later establishes an "arrangement" with her in Amsterdam. When he tells Catherine about the affair, she is silent. He is assigned to Viet Nam, tells Candice their affair is over and, to his astonishment, discovers that is more than acceptable to her as she as tired of him. Returning from a Vietnamese prison he decides to return also to Catherine, but discovers she has made a new life for herself. He ponders whether he should break into her life again, rekindle their old love or just disappear from her life. While he is pondering, Catherine---a big hand for the little lady---makes the decision for this selfish and conceited ass. Note: The ad billing instructions on this film in English language countries was that the name of Candice Bergen must appear in second position behind Yves Montand, but in third position, behind Annie Girardot, in other countries.
93.
The Bobo (1967) as Composer
To land a job, an aspiring singer has to seduce a heartless gold digger.
94.
Masculine Feminine (1966) as Music
A love affair between a young Parisian radical and a ye-ye singer.
95.
A Man and a Woman (1966) as Music
A widow and a widower find a special bond at their childrens' boarding school.

Cast (special)

96.
Edith Piaf: La Vie En Rose (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary profile of French singer Edith Piaf (1915-1963). Also known as "the little sparrow," Piaf made her stage debut in Paris in 1935. By the age of thirty, she was the highest paid female performer in the world.

Music (special)

97.
Roger Williams: Pop Goes the Ivories (1999) as Song ("Love Story")
Pianist Roger Williams and his five-member band perform from the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri.
98.
Brigitte Bardot (1968) as Music
A bilingual hour of song and travel as actress Brigitte Bardot tours France.

Music (special)

99.
Sins (1986)
A seven-hour, three-part miniseries recounting the experiences of Helene Junot, head of a fashion magazine publishing house. Junot must deal with enemies from her past, as they threaten the success of her empire.
100.
Sins (1986)
A seven-hour, three-part miniseries recounting the experiences of Helene Junot, head of a fashion magazine publishing house. Junot must deal with enemies from her past, as they threaten the success of her empire.

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